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Capital campaign to open National Law Enforcement Museum in 2013

The Fraternal Order of Police, Baltimore City Lodge #3 is the newest major donor to the National Law Enforcement Museum.  FOP Lodge President Robert Cherry and Vice President Gene Ryan made the commitment at the Museum’s Groundbreaking Gala on October 14, 2010 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
 
The Baltimore City FOP Lodge’s pledge marks the forty-seventh law enforcement organization to donate $100,000 or more to the Museum, the tenth FOP Lodge to donate $100,000 or more to the Museum and the 80th Lodge to donate to the campaign.  80 Fraternal Order of Police Lodges nationwide have collectively donated over $1,248,000 to the campaign.
Authorized by Congress, the planned National Law Enforcement Museum will be a 55,000-square-foot, mostly underground museum located across the street from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Memorial contains the names of 18,983 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.
The Museum will serve as a natural complement to the Memorial, helping citizens better understand and appreciate the vital role that law enforcement officers play in keeping communities safe from crime and terror. It will tell the story of law enforcement in America through high-tech, interactive exhibits, including a use-of-force judgment simulator, historical and contemporary artifacts, oral histories and extensive research and educational programming for young people and adults.
The privately funded Museum has launched an $80 million capital campaign, with over $41 million raised to date, with strong support from the law enforcement community. 

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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