– Helen Jackson
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, the 9-11 Ceremony will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial site in Tropical Park at 9:30 a.m. The POAT sponsors this ceremony every year in conjunction with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. This ceremony is to remember and honor our country’s heroes who were killed in the line of duty responding to the attack on our nation. It is important that we never forget all of the heroes that perished that tragic day. Please make every effort to attend.
Erica Rakow, the surviving daughter of Miami Beach Police Officer Scott Rakow (EOW June 30, 1988), is a reporter at WPLG Local 10 and was recently nominated as a “Woman of Style and Substance” in South Florida Luxury magazine. She has always been grateful for the assistance received throughout her childhood via our Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children and Educational Assistance programs and chose POAT as the charity she wanted to represent. We are pleased to have been a part of her education as she sought and attained her career in journalism. As a survivor, she knows firsthand the struggles of law enforcement families and holds a special place in our hearts as she pursues her professional goals.
These photos and video show Erica receiving her award and speaking to the guests about all that POAT means to her. Congratulations, Erica!
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Fundraisers are being held for Bal Harbour Police Chief Mark Overton and MDPD Officers German Alech and Diana Castillo, by their respective agencies. If you would like to donate via credit card towards either or both of these fundraisers, you can donate by clicking here. Please indicate the officer’s name in the comments section.