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October 2019

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the 9/11 Ceremony was held at the Law Enforcement Memorial site in Tropical Park. This ceremony was in conjunction with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. The ceremony was well attended and a tribute to all of the heroes that perished on September 11, 2001. Thank you to everyone who participated in the planning and implementation of the beautiful ceremony.

Our annual Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children fundraising efforts begin on Friday, November 29, 2019. POAT volunteers staff tables set-up at Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall, The Falls Shopping Center, and International Mall.  The coordinators are:
 
Aventura Mall – Ms. Sandra Block 305-792-1839 or sblock@sibfl.net; Sergeant Brian Schnell 305-947-4440 or 954-299-9601 or email bschnell@sibfl.net
 
Dadeland Mall – Sergeant Orlando Reyes 786-873-9000 or email olreyes@mdpd.com
 
The Falls – Mr. David Greenwell 305-877-9955 or email greenwell@dcpba.org
 
International Mall – Captain Nancy Fernandez 786-488-1745 or email nancy.fernandez@doralpd.com
 
This is the only time of year when POAT is in a public setting explaining what POAT is about. This year, we will purchase gifts for 58 surviving children.  A large contingent of volunteers is needed every year to fill all of the vacancies at the various malls. Please do your part by targeting a mall where you would like to assist and contact the coordinator. The tables open on Black Friday, November 29, 2019, and will be set-up through December 24, 2019.

The “Cops Ride for Kids” Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  The ride will begin at the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters Building, 9105 NW 25 Street.  Registration for the event is $20 per bike.  Online registration will be available at www.poat.org.  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at poatoffice@msn.com.com for details.

Seventh Annual “Homerun for Heroes” Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 17-18, 2020. The park is located at 11395 SW 79th Street. . If interested in forming a team, contact Captain Thamy Gonzalez at 305-216-6605 or email u302132@mdpd.com. Team Registration Fee is $320, team t-shirts are included. Deadline for team registration is December 2, 2019.


When doing your holiday shopping online at Amazon, you can have a percentage of the purchase amount donated to POAT by shopping at www.smile.amazon.com and registering Police Officer Assistance Trust as your charity of choice; then continue to shop on www.smile.amazon.com.  Every little bit helps!  Sign-up today.

If anyone is interested in assisting during the course of the year in the maintenance of the Law Enforcement Memorial grounds, please contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or www.poatoffice@msn.com to be placed on a rotational contact list. Your participation is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

By : P.O.A.T. /October 01, 2019 /Uncategorized /Comments Off on October 2019 Read More

September 2019

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the Annual 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. Of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed on 9/11; 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers lost their lives while performing their duties.  Thanks to their heroic efforts, thousands of lives were rescued and saved. 
It is important that we never forget all of the heroes that perished that tragic day. Please make every effort to attend.
Save the Date! More details to follow on our October post.
Seventh Annual “Homerun for Heroes” Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 17-18, 2020. The park is located at 11395 SW 79th Street. . If interested in forming a team, contact Captain Thamy Gonzalez at 305-216-6605 or email u302132@mdpd.com. Team Registration Fee is $320, team t-shirts are included. Deadline for team registration is December 2, 2019.
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August 2019

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the Annual 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. Of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed on 9/11; 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers lost their lives while performing their duties.  Thanks to their heroic efforts, thousands of lives were rescued and saved. 
It is important that we never forget all of the heroes that perished that tragic day. Please make every effort to attend.
By : P.O.A.T. /July 31, 2019 /Uncategorized /Comments Off on August 2019 Read More

July 2019


Happy 4th of July from the POAT Board of Directors and Staff

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the Annual 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. Of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed on 9/11; 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers lost their lives while performing their duties.  Thanks to their heroic efforts, thousands of lives were rescued and saved. 
It is important that we never forget all of the heroes that perished that tragic day. Please make every effort to attend.


Thanks for Your Support and Stay Safe!
By : P.O.A.T. /July 03, 2019 /Uncategorized /Comments Off on July 2019 Read More

May 2019

The POAT Annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club.  More than 120 golfers teed up to assist Miami-Dade County’s fallen officers’ families.

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 2, 2019. All Miami-Dade County law enforcement 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. This year, four names will be added to the wall: Florida Corrections Officer Tawanna Marin, struck and killed by a vehicle while supervising an inmate work crew; Florida Corrections Sergeant Jorge Ramos, died after collapsing during a statewide Correctional Emergency Response Team competition; Miami Beach Sergeant Larry Marrero, suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in his department’s physical fitness program at police headquarters; Miami-Dade Police Officer Jermaine Brown, killed in an ATV crash while conducting an enforcement detail. Click here to see a livestream broadcast of the ceremony on the day of the event. Broadcast will begin at 7 p.m.

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

By : P.O.A.T. /April 30, 2019 /Uncategorized /Comments Off on May 2019 Read More

March 2019

Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  The walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Tropical Park.  This is a fun family day at the park while supporting a good cause. All of the officers and/or their family members 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 $847,054 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since we began participating in 2003.  To register to walk for the POAT Team, log on to 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.

Please join us for Dwyane Wade’s “Last Dance” with the Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers season game taking place on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55.00. Please contact Annette McCully at 305-970-2776 for further information. Other activities will be conducted during game day afternoon.

Annual Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Outing, will be held at the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club on April 24, 2019. 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 for futher information.

The Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships this year. The following $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, 2019.  Please visit our website at www.poat.org for specific guidelines and requirements.  For further information, please contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or poatoffice@msn.com.

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 All Miami-Dade County law enforcement 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.

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

By : P.O.A.T. /March 01, 2019 /Uncategorized /Comments Off on March 2019 Read More

February 2019

 

The Homeruns for Heroes Kickball Tournament was a huge success thanks to all of those who volunteered their time. Great times were had by all and memories made. Thank you for a wonderful turnout and for all the support. The next tournament will be held January 17-18, 2020. The final standings for 2019 were:

 1st           Straight Kickin’ It (Miami P.D.)

2nd          4U (MDPD-South)

3rd          Midwest Malangas (MDPD-Midwest)          

 

Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  The walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Tropical Park.  This is a fun family day at the park while supporting a good cause. All of the officers and/or their family members 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 $847,054 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since we began participating in 2003.  To register to walk for the POAT Team, log on to 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.

Please join us for Dwyane Wade’s “Last Dance” with the Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers season game taking place on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55.00. Please contact Annette McCully at 305-970-2776 for further information. Other activities will be conducted during game day afternoon.

Annual Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Outing, will be held at the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club on April 24, 2019. 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 for futher information.

The Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships this year. The following $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, 2019.  Please visit our website at www.poat.org for specific guidelines and requirements.  For further information, please contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or poatoffice@msn.com.

 

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 All Miami-Dade County law enforcement 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.

 

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

 

 

 

By : P.O.A.T. /February 05, 2019 /Uncategorized /Comments Off on February 2019 Read More

January 2019

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.  On behalf of all of the surviving children, “Thank You!”

 

The Cops Ride for Kids Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children consisted of 732 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 Homeruns for Heroes Sixth Annual Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 18-19, 2019. The park is located at 11395 SW 79 Street. Come out and support your favorite team during some friendly competition.  There will be food and beverages sold.  Opening ceremonies and games commence on Friday at 6 p.m.  Continuing games will start Saturday at 9 a.m.  A great time to be had by all!

 

Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  The walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Tropical Park.  This is a fun family day at the park 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 $818,594 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 Staff and Board of Directors of the POAT would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

By : P.O.A.T. /January 01, 2019 /Uncategorized /Comments Off on January 2019 Read More

December 2018

Our annual Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children fundraising efforts begin on Friday, November 23, 2018. POAT volunteers staff tables set-up at Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall, The Falls Shopping Center, and International Mall.  The coordinators are:

Aventura Mall – Ms. Sandra Block 305-792-1839 or sblock@sibfl.net; Sergeant Brian Schnell 305-947-4440 or email 786-340-0212 or bschnell@sibfl.net

Dadeland Mall – Sergeant Orlando Reyes 786-873-9000 or email olreyes@mdpd.com

The Falls – Mr. David Greenwell 305-877-9955 or email greenwell@dcpba.org

International Mall – Lieutenant Nancy Fernandez 786-488-1745 or email nancy.fernandez@doralpd.com

This is the only time of year when POAT is in a public setting explaining what POAT is about. This year, we will purchase gifts for 54 surviving children.  A large contingent of volunteers is needed every year to fill all of the vacancies at the various malls. Please do your part by targeting a mall where you would like to assist and contact the coordinator. The tables open on Black Friday, November 23, 2018, and will be set-up through December 24, 2018.

The Cops Ride for Kids Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children consisted of 732 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 Homeruns for Heroes Sixth Annual Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 18-19, 2019. The park is located at 11395 SW 79 Street. Come out and support your favorite team during some friendly competition.  There will be food and beverages sold.  Opening ceremonies and games commence on Friday at 6 p.m.  Continuing games will start Saturday at 9 a.m.  A great time to be had by all!

When doing your shopping online at Amazon, you can have a percentage of the purchase amount go to POAT by shopping at www.smile.amazon.com and registering POAT as your charity of choice; then continue to shop on www.smile.amazon.comEvery little bit helps! Sign up today.

 

 

By : P.O.A.T. /December 03, 2018 /Uncategorized /Comments Off on December 2018 Read More
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