HeroFund USA Dispatch - 2nd Quarter Newsletter, 2021
4th Annual Strike-Force Bowlathon in Blue Springs a Resounding Success; April 17 & 21, 2021
Participants in our 4th Annual Strike-force Bowlathon in Blue Springs, celebrate another successful event.
Lunar Bowl in Blue Springs was the place to be as supporters of the First-Responder SAFETY mission of HeroFundUSA, Inc. hit the hardwood for the 4th Annual Strike-Force Bowlathon.
Fifteen 5-person teams participated, had a great time and raised nearly $6500 in support of our local HEROES! The top fundraising TEAM was from St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs with the top fundraising individual being Angela Fera from St. Mary’s. Top scoring TEAM was Molle Chevrolet with the top scoring individual being Darin Stone from Molle Chevrolet. “It’s exciting and rewarding to be supporting our local HEROES including Emergency Medical Services Personnel, Fire Fighters, and Law Enforcement Officers throughout the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.” stated Fera. “We are honored to serve those who serve us and our community.” concluded Fera. For more information on how you and your group can join in supporting the First-Responder SAFETY mission of HeroFundUSA, Inc. you can call them at 816-812-1965 or visit www.herofundUSA.org for more information on how you and your company or organization can join the HFUSA Team.
Inaugural Mike Mosher Memorial Marksmanship Tournament Raises $19,281 for First-Responder Safety
Frontier Justice was proud to host the inaugural Mike Mosher Memorial Marksmanship Tournament on March 24 & 25 at both of their locations (Lee's Summit & KCK).
Committee members; (l. to r.) Chuck Zuvers, Scott Mosher & Kent Edmondson presenting the event proceeds to HeroFundUSA, Inc.
The event, honoring late Overland Park, KS Police Officer Mike Mosher, was coordinated by a committee of four men -- Scott Mosher (Mike's father and Lead Instructor at Frontier Justice), Chuck Zuvers (Zuvers Real Estate), Kent Edmondson (Blue Springs City Councilman & part-owner of Printing Edge) and Tom Echerd (Owner of Marksman Firearms).
"Mike was a true hero and a wonderful person to all who knew him." Stated Scott Mosher. He continued..."Honoring Mike with this event for years to come will continue his legacy and provide for much-needed safety equipment for all of our local First-Responders."
Santa Fe Tow Service Team getting ready to shoot
Twenty-nine 3-person teams participated along with forty-nine individual participants. Generous sponsorship donations from our Sponsors [PRESENTING SPONSORS WERE SANTA FE TOW SER-VICE and BUSHNELL/VISTA OUTDOORS, PLATINUM SPONSORS included CABLE-DAHMER AUTOMOTIVE and US LAW SHIELD.
JONATHAN LOWERY LAW was a BRONZE SPONSOR] an extensive raffle and registration fees added up to a nearly $20,000 first-year outcome.
A top-scorer sharing the moment with his son.
Participants listening to the shooting scores & raffle winners' names being announced.
Plans are already being formulated for the 2nd AnnualMike Mosher Memorial Marksmanship Tournament in 2022 and for years to come.
First-Responders Never Stop Serving Their Community!
Members of the Inter-City Fire Protection District assist fellow Strike-Force Bowlathon participant after event.
April 17, 2021; Fire Fighters, members of the Inter-City Fire Protection District jumped into action immediately following the recent strike=force BOWLATHON in which they were participating when a fellow participant from St. Mary’s Medical Center was leaving and noticed a flat tire on her car. At the same time, the personnel from ICFPD immediately gathered tools from their fire apparatus to help the stranded motorist by changing the tire so she could go safely home after the event. Not surprising as we see these small, selfless acts on the part of ALL First-Responders EVERY DAY.
The next time you see your friendly, neighborhood First-Responders in action, or hear a siren in the distance, stop what you’re doing and say a prayer for their safety and that of the people in crisis they’re assisting. We need our Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Services Personnel and Law Enforcement Officers and they need us to support them!
GOD BLESS OUR LOCAL HEROES!
HeroFundUSA, Inc. Provides First-Responder Safety Equipment To Area Departments
April 23, 2021: HeroFundUSA, Inc. announced recent funding for safety equipment to two Departments – two safety partitions in patrol cars for the Neosho, Missouri Police Department and water rescue headlights for the Junction City, Kansas Fire Department.
Junction City Fire Department Special Operations Leader Tyler Ross stated;
“These headlights will assist with night time water rescue operations, during flood water rescue incidents locally and across the United States as members of Kansas Task Force 1, as well as swift water and surface water rescues on the largest lake in the state of Kansas. These helmet-mounted headlights will be key to keeping our personnel safe in dangerous water rescue environments. It’s heartening to know there are folks out there like HeroFundUSA, Inc. that are willing to step up and provide this level of support to our personnel.” Concluded Ross.
Lt. Mike Whitehead of the Neosho, MO Police Department noted the safety partitions funded by HeroFun-dUSA, Inc. “Separates a detained subject from arresting officer(s) for transport to another facility, i.e. jail, hospital, police department. The partition serves in the interest of officer safety. Without these safety partitions, our officers are vulnerable to attack from the detainee being transported. We are grateful to HeroFundUSA, Inc. for their support in keeping our personnel safe.” Concluded Whitehead.
HeroFundUSA, Inc. is honored to provide this key support to area Departments and we are grateful to our leadership team and our loyal sponsors & supporters for allowing us to serve our local heroes.
Written by Paul Harvey in 1970
A policeman is a composite of what all men are, I guess – a mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.
Culled statistics wave the fan over stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are “news.” What that really means is that they are exceptional; they are unusual; they are not commonplace. Buried under the froth is the fact: And the fact is that less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit that uniform. And that is a better average than you’d find among clergymen.
What is a policeman? He, of all men, is at once the most needed… and the most wanted – a strangely nameless creature who is “sir” to his face and “pig” or worse behind his back. He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.
But… if a policeman is neat, he’s conceited. If he’s careless, he’s a bum. If he’s pleasant, he’s a flirt. If he’s not, he’s a grouch. He must make instant decisions which would require months for a lawyer.
But… if he hurries, he’s careless. If he’s deliberate, he’s lazy. He must be first to an accident; infallible with a diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints – and above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp – or expect to be sued.
The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit… where it doesn’t hurt. He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being “brutal.” If you hit him, he’s a coward. If he hits you, he’s a bully. A policeman must know everything… and not tell. He must know where all of the sin is… and not partake. The policeman, from a single human hair, must be able to describe the crime, the weapon, the criminal, and tell you where the criminal is hiding.
But… if he catches the criminal, he’s lucky. If he doesn’t, he’s a dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull. If he doesn’t, he’s a dullard. The policeman must chase bum leads to a dead-end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen but refuses to remember.
He runs files and writes reports until his eyes ache to build a case against some felon who’ll get “dealed out” by a shameless shamus or an honorable who isn’t honorable. The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy… and a gentleman.