LOS ANGELES – Bottle Breacher, a veteran-owned and operated manufacturer of custom beverage openers, recently donated 100 Bottle Breachers to the LAPD Bomb Squad, which raised $2,500 in funding to help honor fallen officers.
Upon hearing about the need from the LAPD Bomb Squad, Eli Crane, owner and founder of Bottle Breacher, immediately pledged support for the police officer’s 3-day, 250-mile bike ride from New Jersey to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall (NLEOM) in Washington D.C.
“Our police officers should be supported in all they do for us,” said Crane, who is a former Navy SEAL. “Honoring those who have fallen is something every police officer should be able to take part in. We humbly honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and support the LAPD Bomb Squad in their journey.”
The Police Unity Tour is in place to raise awareness, funds and honor the fallen law enforcement officers throughout the country, while continuing to keep the memorial maintained and opened year round.
Every year, the names of the officers killed in the line of duty during the previous year are added to this wall. The family members of the fallen are invited to attend and each one is escorted by a law enforcement officer during the candlelight vigil.
“This wall ensures that none of the officers who have died in the line of duty will ever be forgotten,” explained Ofcr. Stefanie Alcocer, LAPD Bomb Squad. “It is a powerful, life changing event that is physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. But when we feel like quitting, we remember our motto, ‘We Ride For Those Who Died’.”
This year’s ride will begin on May 10 during Police Memorial Week. Those who wish to donate are encouraged to visit http://socalput.com/donations/.
About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.