Friday, May 18, 2012

Police Week 2012

Police Week is always an emotional time for law enforcement officers from around the country as they gather in Washington, D.C. to honor their comrades who have fallen, past and present. For the United States Park Police one of our own was added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Sergeant Michael Boehm.

On December 16, 2011, United States Park Police Sergeant Michael Boehm suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a call involving an individual who jumped off of the Key Bridge into the C&O Canal in Washington, DC. Sergeant Boehm was assisting medics treating the subject when he collapsed.

Mike was a member of the International Police Mountain Bike Training Association (IPMBA). Mike was passionate about the benefits of mountain bikes used for police work and would often patrol the C&O Canal on mountain bike.

In honor of Sergeant Michael Boehm, United States Park Police Officer Lisa Weisbaum bicycled over 200 miles from Richmond, VA, to Washington, DC, in the Police Unity Tour with the Virginia Chapter, Chapter IV.