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IACP Foundation: Foundation Honors Sacrifice through Scholarship

Major General Joseph C. Carter, Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard; and Chair, IACP Foundation

or the third consecutive year, the board and staff of the IACP Foundation are proud to honor the service and sacrifice of law enforcement’s finest by providing continuing education assistance through the Survivors’ Education Law Enforcement Trust (SELECT) Scholarship program.

As a result of three endowed scholarships, the SELECT program provides funding for undergraduate or graduate studies for the dependant family members of law enforcement officers fallen or permanently disabled in the line of duty. For the 2009–2010 school year, the Foundation is fortunate to provide an additional scholarship, totaling four awards, to help defray expenses associated with tuition and fees.

It is a privilege for the Foundation, the patrons of its scholarships, and the many donors who support the Foundation’s good work to recognize the following recipients of the 2009–2010 SELECT Scholarships:

The IACP Foundation Scholarship

Raven Hollins
As a result of a significant, anonymous donation, the IACP Foundation offers a scholarship that provides for assistance with tuition and fees in the amount of $2,500 annually to a successful applicant. For the 2009–2010 school year, the Foundation is pleased to be able to provide two scholarships at $2,500 each.

Raven’s father, Detective John Smith of the Bastrop, Louisiana, Police Department, was shot and killed in the line of duty while investigating a vehicle wanted in connection with a homicide in Texas. Raven is pursuing a degree at Xavier University and hopes to become a bilingual pediatrician. She is very proud to honor her father’s legacy and realizes that her father lived a life of service and died doing what he loved.

Taylor Fuhrmann
Taylor’s father, Jerry Fuhrmann, was a sworn officer with the Huntington Beach, California, Police Department for 19 years. While serving as a motor officer, he was struck by a drunk driver, suffering permanently disabling injuries including a skull fracture. Taylor enjoys a challenge and is eager to discover new experiences in college, which will help her improve her life and the lives of those around her.

Chief Dave Cameron Memorial Scholarship

Through his professionalism, dedication, and personality, Chief Cameron influenced law enforcement throughout his career as well as during his tenure on the IACP Executive Committee. IACP executive director Dan Rosenblatt and his wife Lonie Hassel chose to demonstrate their support of the IACP Foundation and the SELECT program by permanently endowing this scholarship, which will provide a $1,000 award to one recipient annually.

Lukey’s father, Michael J. Woods, served as a Special Agent with the Diplomatic Security Service for more than 31 years. He began his law enforcement career as an officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. Injured while providing protective security to a senior U.S. government official during an overseas mission, he was medically retired after undergoing more than thirty operations. Lukey is currently entering the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York, and this scholarship award will assist his family in defraying expenses associated with text books, technology and athletic fees, and uniforms.

Charles and Claire Blauer Scholarship

Endowed by the Blauer family of Blauer Manufacturing Company, Inc., in honor of their parents Charles and Claire Blauer, this scholarship will provide a $1,000 award to one recipient annually.

Severin’s father, Trooper Byron J. Erickson of the Michigan Department of State Police, died as a result of complications from injuries sustained in an automobile accident during the pursuit of a suspected stolen car. Severin believes that education and knowledge assist people in being more effective and accomplished in their lives, and he is interested in molecular biology and wants to work with DNA in hopes of finding solutions to genetic diseases. ■

The IACP Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization established to solicit, receive, administer, and expend funds for law enforcement–related charitable and educational purposes. Donations may be tax deductible; please check with your personal tax adviser. The foundation’s federal tax ID number is 54-1576762.



From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVI, no. 9, September 2009. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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