National Outreach Chairman Trooper John Kucan (Retired) and his wife Patty.
A Law Enforcement Perspective
As the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum embarks on this historic expansion, I feel the need to underscore the significance of this project and the ripple effect it will have in the law enforcement community and beyond.
In my 40 years in law enforcement, I have rarely seen an initiative that stands to benefit so many in such a wide variety of ways. From a recognition standpoint, the Flame itself, and the accompanying “Path of Heroes” paver project will draw attention to the service and sacrifice of our men and women in law enforcement. But it will also generate support for the compassionate programs for law enforcement families and disabled officers administered at the Hall of Fame facility. Likewise, our expansion provides unique educational experiences for young people, grades K-12. It will also educate society as a whole on the purpose and function of law enforcement.
Equal parts Inspiration, Education, and Motivation, this unprecedented expansion promises to deliver on all fronts and I am deeply proud to be associated with this project!
I encourage you to join me and my National Outreach Chairman, former Connecticut State Trooper John Kucan -- who, himself, was shot and disabled in the line of duty -- in embracing and supporting this tribute to all who wear the badge, shoulder the risks, and preserve the peace in our great nation!
Jack Rinchich, President - American Police Hall of Fame Law Enforcement Advisory Board
President, National Association of Chiefs of Police, Retired Undercover Vice & Narcotics, Detective, National Chaplain, Chief of Public Safety & Security, United States Marine, Security Consultant, Investigator, Active Shooter Response Trainer