6350 Horizon Dr.
Titusville, FL 32780
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The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nation's first national
police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
October 20, 2020
Ground Broken for Eternal Flame, Walk of HeroesTITUSVILLE – On the heels of financial commitments from the Brevard County Commissioners and two national law enforcement organizations, as well as support from numerous businesses, individuals and television's John Walsh, the American Police Hall of Fame put shovels to dirt Oct. 16 in preparation for "phase one."
"We began developing plans for this monument five years ago," Executive Director Barry Shepherd told the assembled celebrants. "And we are so proud and thrilled to finally be breaking ground on it. It's even more significant that we are doing so the day after celebrating our 60th anniversary. We are starting the next 60 years with great momentum and purpose."
The Flame will pay tribute to law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty as well as to those who patrol the streets of America daily. The Walk of Heroes offers an opportunity for individuals, clubs, businesses etc. to purchase either a 4x8 or an 8x8 brick.
"There is still time to purchase a brick for the first installation. This can be done on a secure site that you can access by going to www.USWalkofHeroes.org or you can download a form and mail in your order," explained Tara Dixon Engel, President of the Hall of Fame. "We have already begun clearing ground and, with the groundbreaking finished, we will be grading the land and prepping for paver installation. It is an exciting time around here. After the craziness and delays of 2020, we are ready to hit the ground running in 2021."
During the Friday ceremony, letters of support for the project were read from "America's Most Wanted" star John Walsh, Senator Rick Scott (who prepared a video presentation), Governor Ron DeSantis, Congressman Bill Posey (who attended and read his letter), the NRA, the Police Benevolent Association, the NYPD's 10-13 Club, the 9463 Foundation and others. Visitors were treated to a replica of the planned Flame, complete with hundreds of twinkling lights on the stem of the structure, just below the flame itself. Guests of honor also included Commissioner Rita Pritchett, former Commissioner Robin Fisher, officials from Rush construction, board members and staff from The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, and many others.
"In response to the phone calls we are getting, yes, there is still opportunity for sponsorships or donations, both financial and in-kind, for the project," Shepherd noted. "The pinnacle donor spot is still available and we have a short list of companies in mind for that leadership gift, but we will meet with others who express interest in that level of visibility and involvement. Those seeking additional donor opportunities can contact Tara Dixon Engel at the Hall of Fame, while sponsorships are being handled by our Director of Sales, Events & Protocol, Janey Hicks."
Project details, deadlines and related information will be available at www.LEFlame.org for the Flame and www.USWalkofHeroes.org for the paver path. To find out more, call 321-264-0911.
Pictured, from left are: Brian Blanchard of the Tourism Development Council, Brian Donnelly of the 9463 Foundation, Chief John Lau of Titusville Police Department, Al Boettjer of the Police Benevolent Association, Sheriff Wayne Ivey of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Congressman Bill Posey, Barry Shepherd of American Police Hall of Fame, Brevard County Commissioner Rita Pritchett, William Chivers of Rush Construction, and Titusville Mayor Walt Johnson.
Congressman Bill Posey expresses his support for the project.
Titusville Mayor Walt Johnson presents Executive Director Barry Shepherd with a commemorative plaque.
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American Police Hall of FameWe stand with law-abiding citizens, with responsible, well-trained law enforcement, with those who understand the foundations of liberty and the Constitution.
We support the rule of law and we believe whole-heartedly in a nation where you are judged by your behavior not your skin-color or ethnicity.
We encourage you to work for PEACE in your streets, DIALOG in your communities, and UNDERSTANDING of the challenges faced by our first responders, even as we expect them to understand their citizenry. Dissent and discussion are American principles. Destruction is not.
Law Enforcement Eternal Flame Project Unveiled For Space Coast Of FloridaThe United States Law Enforcement Eternal Flame, which will stand 10 stories tall, will be built in Titusville FL. The exact site is located on a 5 acre parcel adjacent to the Police Hall of Fame. The monument will be built by Rush Construction on behalf of the Police Hall of Fame.
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Ground breaking took place on Friday October 16th at 2:00pm. For more info please go to Leflame.org/ or to Aphf.org. Individual donations are greatly appreciated and sponsorships are available. Show your support for law enforcement and purchase a brick on the Walk of Heroes walkway leading from the Hall of Fame to the Eternal Flame.
MUSEUMThe Museum at The American Police Hall of Fame hosts nearly 11,000 exhibits and artifacts relating to law enforcement. Many of these exhibits are interactive and include a large collection of antique law enforcement vehicles, decommissioned fire arms and tools used by law enforcement officers. Stop by our kids corner where kids can dress the part of their favorite law enforcement officer, practice their detective skills in an interactive lab and make their own badge to take home.
To find out more about the museum or the facility's compassionate services for law enforcement families, please call 321-264-0911 or email email@example.com.
Social distancing and limited occupancy to be observed
Children Under 4 - FREE
Children (Ages 4 - 12): $8.00
Military & Senior Citizens: $10.00
Law Enforcement Officers: $5.00
Family Survivors: $2.00
Group Rates (12 or more people)
Children (Ages 4-12): $4.00
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Shooting Center Range Combo Admission: $40.00
Get the full experience with museum admission, 50 rounds of 9mm ammo with free firearm rental and instruction!
Shooting Center Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 8:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 6:00PM
10:00am to 6:00pm
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when shopping for that sportsman or woman in your life.
Also don't forget to check out the Pro Shop for great buys
on guns, ammo, apparel and odds n' ends.
One of the nation's top indoor gun ranges is located in Titusville at 6350 Horizon Drive inside the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum which is a quarter of a mile east of US1 on SR405. This is a premier range that features 2 bays with 12 lanes in each. The range uses a combination of electronics and computerization, and it is fully air conditioned and it has HEPA air filtration. All firearms using pistol caliber ammunition are welcome, and modern sporting rifles using frangible ammunition may also be shot here. We have an extensive array of firearms available for rent, and we sell ammunition and targets. You may bring your own ammo and targets. We also have eye and ear protection available for rent.
The range is open to the public, and the hours of operation are Noon to 8:00 PM Tuesday thru Friday, and Noon to 6:00PM Saturday and Sunday. Personal assistance is available at no cost. We have handgun leagues for adults in bullseye and tactical/practical disciplines and for kids (ages 8-17) using 22 rifles. Unless shooting in the kid's league or by special arrangement with scout troops, the minimum age for young people to shoot at the range is 13, and they must be accompanied by a parent. Call 321-264-0911 for more details.
APHF Shooting Center Pro ShopThis is the clean, well organized and brightly lit Pro Shop that sells handguns, long guns, ammunition, personal defense items, high end tactical flashlights and numerous types of accessories. Local famous firearms expert and columnist Dan Sabath runs the shop and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of firearms. The Pro Shop offers a wide variety of firearms from all of the top manufacturers. We are delighted to show you what we have, and what we may not have in stock we will gladly take special orders for and we will quickly fill them. We are constantly adding to our inventory so that we can be the prime source for all of your shooting sports and personal defense needs.
Our Pro Shop offers a variety of products for firearms enthusiasts. We feature new firearms
by such makers as Smith & Wesson, Glock, Springfield, Hechler & Koch, Beretta, Kahr Arms, Ruger, Taurus, and Sig Sauer, just to name a few. We handle long guns as well. Special orders are gladly taken and quickly filled.
The Pro Shop is not limited to firearms as we have a good selection of personal defense ammunition and products, eye and ear protection, Shooting Center logo clothing and merchandise, and the made in America Woolrich line of pants and vests.
We also have a wide variety of optical accessories as we stock lasers (red and green), light/laser combinations and scopes. We carry range bags, leather and polymer holsters, magazine pouches and an assortment of gun care products.
The Pro Shop is open from Noon to 7:00 PM Tuesday through Friday and from Noon to 6:00 PM on Saturday.
National Association of Chiefs of PoliceNACOP – Founded in 1967 is a not for profit organization with programs to support officers who have been paralyzed or disabled in the line of duty, and their families; they also support police departments and training. These programs consist of Medical Reimbursements, Educational Scholarships & K-9 Assistance to name a few. For more info please go to nacoponline.org
American Federation of Police & Concerned CitizensAFP&CC – Founded 1978 is a not for profit organization with programs of compassion supporting the families of officers killed in the line of duty nationwide. These critical programs include Emergency Financial Assistance, Grief Counseling, Educational Scholarships, Gift Program, Flowers of Remembrance and many more. For more info please go to afp-cc.org You can also hear a word from America's Most Wanted's John Walsh.
TITUSVILLE, FL – In honor of the May 15 Peace Officer Memorial Day, The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum once again has its flag display along 405, just south of Titusville. The flags represent fallen officer family members who are served by the compassionate programs headquartered at the Hall of Fame facility.
Each year, the flags, which typically number around 13,000, are placed on the grounds of the Hall of Fame in cooperation with the Brevard County Sheriff's Department via inmates from the Brevard County jail.
Although COVID-19 threw a monkey wrench into plans for this year's memorial observance, this is nonetheless a time of reflection and tribute at the Hall of Fame.
"Although we are not holding our formal memorial service this year, we WILL have a special video tribute playing all day inside the museum's large training room," said CEO Barry Shepherd. "We want to make sure that local law enforcement and those civilians who support law enforcement have a place to come where they can reflect on the meaning of the day. The public is invited to visit the museum to watch the tribute anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. It will be looping continuously. Admission to the museum is free all day. We encourage folks to come out and pay tribute to our men and women of the thin blue line and to those who gave all...in 2019 and in years past."
For those who cannot make it to the facility, a link to the video tribute will be posted on the Hall of Fame website at www.APHF.org.
Additionally, the facility is offering a virtual "Walk of Heroes" on its Facebook page, allowing the general public to pay tribute to law enforcement in general, current sworn officers, fallen or disabled officers or the families who support them. You can find the virtual tribute at https://www.facebook.com/APHF911/
For more information about the facility, go to www.APHF.org or email Policeinfo@aphf.org.