Vigil

Respect. Honor. Remember.

This week, the names of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty were read aloud to a crowd of thousands during a candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. The names of the crew of CG-328 and Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf were added with more than 20,000 fellow law enforcement officers on the memorial’s curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls.


cargo

Heroes remembered: Crew of CG-238

The crew of CG-238 was one of many tasked with operations during “The Rum War” – the period extending from the mid-1920s to the early 1930s. These crews were part of an effort that included many law enforcement agencies charged with the suppression of illegal liquor traffic during prohibition. Searching for smugglers and their illicit cargo, often in the darkness of night, presented many dangers, including those presented by Mother Nature.


An untold story

An untold story: Chief Petty Officer Karl Gustafson

It was April 2, 1925, and Chief Petty Officer Karl Gustafson was patrolling the waters of Block Island Sound for illicit cargo; he was in search of rum runners. Suddenly, a shadow appeared in the distance and a pursuit began. […]


Candlelight Vigil

Petty Officer Shaun Lin among honored law enforcement officers

The names of 316 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty were read Friday evening during a candlelight vigil as thousands looked on at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. One of these names […]