This Friday, October 25, 2015, two local scouts were honored by The American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens (AFP&CC). The scouts, Ethan and Trevor Plumley, ages 13 and 10, each received The Honor Award for Public Service. The Honor Award for Public Service is awarded to law enforcement officers, elected officials, or citizens whose leadership skills are outstanding in reducing crime or assisting departments in volunteer activities. The ceremony took place at the Rosenberg Police Department 2120 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 at 2:00 PM. Deputy (Retired) Dennis Wise, National President of the AFP&CC presented the awards.
Ethan and Trevor received their awards after they began a social media challenge, “Blue Lives Matter” (click for video), where they asked the public to shake a police officer’s hand on video, share it online, and challenge five others to do the same.
The American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens, is headquartered are in Titusville, Florida inside The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. The number one mission of the organization is to assist family members of officers who have been killed in the line of duty through their many programs. Such programs include; each Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the surviving parent will receive a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day card and a gift. On the children’s birthday, they receive a card and gift. At Christmas each child receives gifts from the organization. This continues until the children reach the age of 18. If the child decides to go to college, he/she can apply for and receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. There is also a program to send the children to summer camp and lots more. All of this is provided by generous donators who support Law Enforcement and those who have given their all in the line of duty. As of May 15th of this year, The American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens have 11,478 members in our programs and every 57 hours our family grows, as another law enforcement officer dies in the line of duty.
Coincidentally, on Saturday, September 26, 2015, Ethan was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Ethan is reportedly the youngest ever recipient of the rank of Eagle Scout in the Houston Area. When was asked what his next goal would be, Ethan said he wanted to help his younger brother Trevor break his record. Congratulations to them both.