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September 2017

September 2017 

9/11 Ceremony
The 9-11 Ceremony will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial site in Tropical Park on September 11, 2017 at 9:30 am.  This ceremony honors our country’s police and firefighter heroes who were killed in the line of duty responding to the attacks on our nation. It is important that we never forget all of the heroes that perished that tragic day.
New Fundraiser – Save the Date!
Sweat for Those Who Serve sponsored by Society Barbell & Fitness will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  This is your chance to honor those in law enforcement while also participating in some friendly competition.   Details will soon be available at www.poat.org
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Sweat For Those Who Serve 10-21-2017

Sweat For Those Who Serve

Hosted by P.O.A.T.

October 21 2017

Barbell Society and Fitness

92 SW 3 ST 33130

10:30am-12:30pm

Minimum donation of $20

Join us at Society Barbell and Fitness in Downtown Miami located directly on the Miami River as we raise funds and spread awareness for the guardians of our community, the local law enforcement.  Tony Carvajal, head coach and director of programming at Society Barbell will be leading a group workout to honor those who serve our community. The sweat will be followed by a yoga cool down lead by Claire Santos United States Marine and trauma yoga teacher. Refreshments, food, and cleanup shaves will be provided by local businesses including Raw Republic organic juices, Dirt restaurant and The Spot barbershop.  All proceeds will go to the Police Officer Assistance Trust (P.O.A.T.).

To Register in advance, answer the questions and click add to cart.

 


Are you a sworn LE officer?
Dept. Name (If Applicable)


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August 2017


POAT Scholarship Award Presentations:

Mike Byrd ScholarshipAnnemarie Rodriguez, daughter Miami P.D. Sgt. Kimberly Rodriguez

Roger Castillo ScholarshipIan Poveda, son of Miami-Dade P.D. Sgt. Giovanni Poveda

Amanda Haworth ScholarshipSienna Aleman, daughter of  Miami-Dade P.D. Lieutenant Ruben Aleman

Christopher W. Todd ScholarshipDevin Matthew Jaramillo, son of  Miami-Dade P.D. Officer David Jaramillo

Paul Janosky Criminal Justice ScholarshipJacob Ward, son of  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent William J. Ward – Not Pictured/Out of Town


9-11 Ceremony

On Monday, September 11, 2017, 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.

Thank you for your support and stay safe!

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July 2017

 

POAT Scholarship Award Recipients:

Mike Byrd ScholarshipAnnemarie Rodriguez, daughter of Sergeant Kimberly Rodriguez
Roger Castillo ScholarshipIan Poveda, son of Sergeant Giovanni Poveda
Amanda Haworth ScholarshipSienna Aleman, daughter of Lieutenant Ruben Aleman
Paul Janosky Criminal Justice ScholarshipJacob Ward, son of  Officer William J. Ward
Christopher W. Todd ScholarshipDevin Matthew Jaramillo, son of Officer David Jaramillo

9-11 Ceremony:

On Monday, September 11, 2017, 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.

Thank you for your support and stay safe!

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June 2017

 Wishing all the fathers a very happy Father’s Day!


The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony was a very moving event for all in attendance. Unfortunately, four names were added to the Wall of Honor this year:

Officer Eva Mae Jones, Miami-Dade Corrections
Officer Jorge Sanchez, Miami Police Department
Officer Henry Mc Aleenan Jr., Miami-Dade Police Department
Agent Rickey O’Donald, Federal Bureau of Investigations

All of the speeches from family members and colleagues were very touching. We would like to thank everyone involved in the planning and implementation of another memorable ceremony honoring all of our fallen heroes, as well as all of you who attended.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children was held on Sunday, May 7, 2017. From all of us here at the Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT), and all of the children who continue to receive gifts every holiday because of your generosity and assistance, we want to thank you for your continued support of our Cops Ride for Kids.  Our May 2017 ride was a success with over 600 motorcycles participating in the ride to Islamorada. Unfortunately, we also had a horrific event occur before our ride. As most of you are aware, Major Ricky Carter was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on I-75.  Major Carter was travelling to the POAT Motorcycle Ride benefitting the surviving children of fallen officers; the same organization that now stands to provide assistance to Ricky and his family. Donations for him can be made at www.poat.org.  Click on the Give Direct icon and type “Ricky Carter” in the comment section.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the POAT Walk Team participated in the Walk to Cure Diabetes at Virginia Key Beach was a great success. The POAT walk team raised $36,280 in sponsorship and donations. Thanks to everyone for your continued support year after year.

Thank you for your support and stay safe!

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May 2017

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his spouse the best, but his mother the longest.   
~Irish Proverb  
    Happy Mother’s Day

The Tour de Force bicycle ride was held from April 3 – 11, 2017. This is a statewide law enforcement unity ride that raises funds and awareness for officers killed in the line of duty in the state of Florida. The ride averages 50 miles a day starting in North Miami Beach and ending in Daytona Beach with officers from across the state participating. There were over 70 riders who participated the entire week riding 250 miles and as many as 225 riders on any given day. The POAT has supported this ride for many years.  Check out the Tour de Force website at Florida Tour de Force. Thank you to everyone that participated in this ride and the North Miami Beach Police Department which took the lead in the logistic planning of the event, and did a great job.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the POAT Walk Team participated in the Walk to Cure Diabetes at Virginia Key Beach was a great success. The POAT walk team raised   $35,100 in sponsorship and donations.  Thanks to everyone for your continued support year after year.

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  All Miami-Dade County officers who have died in the line of duty dating back to 1895, are honored at this ceremony.  It is our duty to honor the memory of those officers who have died protecting and serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County.  If you have never been to this ceremony, you owe it to yourself to attend.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  The ride begins at the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters Building, 9105 NW 25 Street. Registration for the event is $20 per bike.  A commemorative t-shirt will be given to each registered rider (while supplies last).  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at copsrideforkids@aol.com or the POAT office for details. Online Registration available at www.poat.org

Thanks for your support and stay safe.
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April 2017

Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  The walk starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m., at Virginia Key Beach.  This is a fun family day at the beach while supporting a good cause. All of the officers and/or their family members who are affected by diabetes are grateful and humbled by the momentum this event has gained over the years and the overwhelming response from the law enforcement community.  POAT has raised $780,192 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since we began participating in 2003.  To register to walk for the POAT Team, log onto www.JDRF.org; navigate to the Miami Walk and complete the registration, designating POAT as your team when that specific field appears.  Remember, this is a fundraiser which requires everyone who walks to raise money for JDRF to help fund research worldwide.  We look forward to your participation and support for the POAT Walk Team. If you have any questions, please contact the POAT office at (305) 594-6662.

The Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships this year.  These $1000 scholarships are available to the son or daughter of any full-time law enforcement officer employed by any agency in Miami-Dade County.

Paul Janosky Art and Criminal Justice Scholarships (two separate scholarships)
Mike Byrd Crime Scene Investigation Scholarship
Christopher W. Todd Law Related Majors Scholarship (also available to officers)
Roger Castillo Perseverance Scholarship
Amanda Haworth Perseverance Scholarship

One recipient for each scholarship will be selected and will receive a $1000.00 check to use towards his or her college expenses.  All applications must be received by May 1, 2017.  Please visit our website at www.poat.org for specific guidelines and requirements.  For further information, you may also contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or poatoffice@msn.com.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  The ride begins at the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters Building, 9105 NW 25 Street. Registration for the event is $20 per bike.  A commemorative t-shirt will be given to each registered rider (while supplies last).  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at copsrideforkids@aol.com or the POAT office for details.   

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  All Miami-Dade County officers who have died in the line of duty dating back to 1895, are honored at this ceremony.  It is our duty to honor the memory of those officers who have died protecting and serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County.  If you have never been to this ceremony, you owe it to yourself to attend.

Annual Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Outing, at the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Golfers throughout South Florida will be teeing up for a chance to assist Miami-Dade County fallen officers’ families.  The entrance fee is $250.00 per golfer.  This fee includes breakfast and a buffet luncheon at the Clubhouse following play. Come help support your law enforcement community as you enjoy an extraordinary day of golf at this exceptional and restricted venue. Please contact Annette McCully at 305-970-2776

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

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March 2017

March logoMay your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing


Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  The walk starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m., at Virginia Key Beach.  This is a fun family day at the beach while supporting a good cause. All of the officers and/or their family members who are affected by diabetes are grateful and humbled by the momentum this event has gained over the years and the overwhelming response from the law enforcement community.  POAT has raised $780,192 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since we began participating in 2003.  To register to walk for the POAT Team, log onto www.JDRF.org; navigate to the Miami Walk and complete the registration, designating POAT as your team when that specific field appears.  Remember, this is a fundraiser which requires everyone who walks to raise money for JDRF to help fund research worldwide.  We look forward to your participation and support for the POAT Walk Team. If you have any questions, please contact the POAT office at (305) 594-6662.

The Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships this year.  These $1000 scholarships are available to the son or daughter of any full-time law enforcement officer employed by any agency in Miami-Dade County.

Paul Janosky Art and Criminal Justice Scholarships (two separate scholarships)
Mike Byrd Crime Scene Investigation Scholarship
Christopher W. Todd Law Related Majors Scholarship (also available to officers)
Roger Castillo Perseverance Scholarship
Amanda Haworth Perseverance Scholarship

One recipient for each scholarship will be selected and will receive a $1000.00 check to use towards his or her college expenses.  All applications must be received by May 1, 2017.  Please visit our website at www.poat.org for specific guidelines and requirements.  For further information, you may also contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or poatoffice@msn.com.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  The ride begins at the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters Building, 9105 NW 25 Street. Registration for the event is $20 per bike.  A commemorative t-shirt will be given to each registered rider (while supplies last).  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at copsrideforkids@aol.com or the POAT office for details.   

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  All Miami-Dade County officers who have died in the line of duty dating back to 1895, are honored at this ceremony.  It is our duty to honor the memory of those officers who have died protecting and serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County.  If you have never been to this ceremony, you owe it to yourself to attend.

Annual Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Outing, at the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Golfers throughout South Florida will be teeing up for a chance to assist Miami-Dade County fallen officers’ families.  The entrance fee is $250.00 per golfer.  This fee includes breakfast and a buffet luncheon at the Clubhouse following play. Come help support your law enforcement community as you enjoy an extraordinary day of golf at this exceptional and restricted venue. Please contact Annette McCully at 305-970-2776

 

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

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February 2017

February Newsletter (1)
Spread the love!

Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  The walk starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m., at Virginia Key Beach.  This is a fun family day at the beach while supporting a good cause. All of the officers and/or their family members who are affected by diabetes are grateful and humbled by the momentum this event has gained over the years and the overwhelming response from the law enforcement community.  POAT has raised $780,192 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since we began participating in 2003.  To register to walk for the POAT Team, log onto www.JDRF.org; navigate to the Miami Walk and complete the registration, designating POAT as your team when that specific field appears.  Remember, this is a fundraiser which requires everyone who walks to raise money for JDRF to help fund research worldwide.  We look forward to your participation and support for the POAT Walk Team. If you have any questions, please contact the POAT office at (305) 594-6662.

The Homerun for Heroes Kickball Tournament Wonderful weather, great times and memories made. Thank you for a wonderful turnout and for all the support. The next tournament will be held January 12-13, 2018. The final standings were:

1st   Ballz Deep – MDPD
2nd  Los Patabolas  – MDPD
3rd   Even Cops Need Heroes – MDFR

The Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships.  Each one is named in honor of a Miami-Dade Police Officer who dutifully served his or her community. These $1000 scholarships are available to the son or daughter of any full-time law enforcement officer employed by any agency in Miami-Dade County.

Paul Janosky Art and Criminal Justice Scholarships (two separate scholarships)
Mike Byrd Crime Scene Investigation Scholarship
Christopher W. Todd Police Science Scholarship (also available to police officers)
Roger Castillo Perseverance Scholarship
Amanda Haworth Perseverance Scholarship

One recipient for each scholarship will be selected and will receive a $1000.00 check to use towards his or her college expenses.  All applications must be received by May 1, 2017.  Please visit our website at www.poat.org for specific guidelines and requirements. For further information, you may also contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or poatoffice@msn.com.

Thanks for your support and stay safe.
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January 2017

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The Staff and Board of Directors at POAT would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

The Homerun for Heroes Fourth Annual Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 13-14, 2017. The park is located at 11395 SW 79 Street. If interested in forming a team, contact Lieutenant Thamy Gonzalez at 305-216-6605 or email u302132@mdpd.com. Team Registration Fee is $300. Each team will receive 15 t-shirts. Online Registration is available at www.poat.org.

The Cops Ride for Kids Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children consisted of over 600 motorcyclists enjoying a beautiful day with a ride to the Keys. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the ride and the coordinators who put this together.  The next ride is scheduled for May 2017.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time out of their busy schedule to work one of the donation tables at the malls this holiday season.  The joy our efforts bring to the children of our fallen brothers and sisters is huge, and all of the volunteers who helped raise funds for this meaningful program should take great pride in a job well done.  I know we speak for all of the surviving children when we say, “Thank You!”

Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 09, 2017.  The walk starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m., at Virginia Key Beach.  This is a fun family day at the beach while supporting a good cause. All of the officers and/or their family members who are affected by diabetes are grateful and humbled by the momentum this event has gained over the years and the overwhelming response from the law enforcement community.  POAT has raised $780,192 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since we began participating in 2003.  To register to walk for the POAT Team, log onto www.JDRF.org; navigate to the Miami Walk and complete the registration, designating POAT as your team when that specific field appears.  Remember, this is a fundraiser which requires everyone who walks to raise money for JDRF to help fund research worldwide.  We look forward to your participation and support for the POAT Walk Team. If you have any questions, please contact the POAT office at (305) 594-6662.

 

Thanks for Your Support and Stay Safe!
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