June was an amazing month for both NC LEOs and Back The Blue NC, Inc.
June 19th was the National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers and our prayers were answered! First and foremost, we lost no officers in NC during the month of June and that is a true blessing.
June was also the largest fundraising month to date for BTBNC. Through our ‘GoFundMe’ pages, website donations and sales, as well as our on site events, we raised in excess of $283,400 for the families of NC Leo's killed in the line of duty!
We are coming up on our first anniversary. July 6th BTBNC will be celebrating their first anniversary! That’s right people, we are only one year old and to say that we have outdone all our expectations would be an understatement! None of what we have achieved in such a short time would have ever been possible without the help of all our members and supporters and we can not thank you enough!
BTBNC started on July 6, 2020 and in one year we have grown from a Facebook support page to a full, incorporated, IRS approved 501-C3 non-profit organization. Our entire mission grew from a Facebook ‘support your local law enforcement’ page to “Giving back to those who are willing to give their all”.
Since the formation of BTBNC last July we have unfortunately had seven Leo’s killed in the line of duty.
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Phillip Hendrix, Henderson County Sheriff's Office, NC. EOW: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Deputy Sheriff Jared Michael Allison, Nash County Sheriff's Office, NC. EOW: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Police Officer Tyler Avery Herndon, Mount Holly Police Department, NC. EOW: Friday, December 11, 2020
Police Officer Jason Nicholas Shuping, Concord Police Department, NC. EOW: Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
Police Officer Brent Nelson Hall, Newton Grove Police Department, NC. EOW: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox, Watauga County Sheriff's Office, NC. EOW: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Sergeant Chris Ward, Watauga County Sheriff's Office, NC. EOW: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
As always, please consider joining our Back The Blue NC Team! We are always looking for people and wanting to add to our staff. We will always be there for all of our law enforcement officers but we can only do that with your help and support.
Please feel free to contact any of our team members with questions and or comments.
Gadi Adelman Chairman /Media Relations