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Memorial Fund in the News

National organization recognizes deputies for saving woman’s life
Source: Manning Live by STAFF REPORTS
Date: May 22, 2018

Three deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office who saved a woman from a submerged vehicle a little more than a year ago have already been recognized multiple times locally. Now, the trio has been recognized nationally. Maj. Donnie Drose, Cpl. Kevin Wilson and Sgt. Clay Conyers were recognized this week as June 2018 Officers of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

30th annual candlelight vigil to honor fallen police officers
Source: USA TODAY | SLIDESHOW
Date: May 14, 2018

Riley Parque, 5, holds the hand of a police officer as her family arrives for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 30th annual Candlelight Vigil. Riley's father, police officer Chad Parque, of the North Las Vegas Police Department, died in the line of duty Jan. 1, 2017.

Bike ride pays tribute to police officers lost in the line of duty
Source: NBC NEWS TODAY
Date: May 10, 2018

Members of various police departments are coming together to pedal in praise of their fallen comrades in the Police Unity Tour. Hundreds of police officers will ride their bicycles from New York to Washington, D.C., to remember those whose lives were lost in the line of duty.

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Korean War Veteran Gets Home Makeover Thanks to DC Officer, Nonprofit

Pfc. Thomas Pressley's home was falling apart when Sgt. Juanita Eccles first met him. On Monday, they celebrated a new home. By Mark Segraves and Christian Paz - NBC4 (Published Monday, Nov. 12, 2018)

Korean War Veteran Gets Home Makeover Thanks to DC Officer, Nonprofit

Sgt. Juanita Eccles was on duty when Pfc. Thomas Pressley first stumbled into a police station asking for her help.

Eccles recalled, "He comes in and he just says, 'please, please, can I get some help?'"

Pressley, a Korean War veteran, was hungry and haggard, Eccles remembered. She used her own money to buy Pressley some food that day but realized that his troubles ran deeper than that when she visited Pressley's home.

"The mold was higher than your hip. And the floors you couldn't walk on because you'd fall through. The contractor went upstairs and said 'the toilet is sinking through the floor'," she said.

Pressley's house was in complete disrepair. Photos of Pressley's old home showed crumbling ceilings, dirt and grime on almost every surface and paint chipping from the walls.

And on top of that: Eccles said she learned from a nephew of Pressley's that the veteran had been a victim of financial elder abuse and his entire life savings had been stolen.

So Eccles resolved to fix the situation. Eccles partnered with D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau and local non-profit Purple Heart Homes, which works to improve the lives of veterans experiencing housing insecurity, and corporate sponsors like Home Depot and Comcast, a parent company of News4, to repair and refurbish Pressley's home.

"This is a godsend. Money can't buy this when someone has that kind of love," Pressley said.

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