Thursday, October 3, 2019

ODMP Appoints Ms. Katherine Thacker to the Board of Directors

October 3, 2019             Jessica Rushing
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Ms. Katherine Thacker Appointed to the Officer Down Memorial Page's Board of Directors

Fairfax, VA--  The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is proud to announce a new addition to its Board of Directors as of August 2019: Ms. Katherine Thacker.

Katherine is a recent graduate from Liberty University with degrees in Integrated Communications and Women’s Leadership.  Ms. Thacker is the surviving daughter of Investigator Brandon H. Thacker of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, who died in the line of duty in 1998.  As a line of duty death survivor, Katherine brings to the board a new perspective and fresh ideas focused on finding ways to further serve and honor the law enforcement community.

In 2016, Katherine founded the event “Words of Worth” at Liberty University. An annual event drawing in hundreds of attendees, W.O.W. partners with multiple organizations and on-campus clubs and departments to educate students and faculty members of the importance of law enforcement and the impact officers make in their communities across the nation.  

Lieutenant W. Scott Humphrey, ODMP Board Member since 2010, says, “It is said, 'The apple doesn't fall from the tree', and Katherine Thacker certainly personifies this idiom.  Katherine comes from a family of strong values and servant hearts. She is fully dedicated and committed to honoring America's fallen law enforcement officers and it will be a genuine privilege to work alongside her on the Board of Directors." 

Read more about Ms. Thacker and the entire ODMP Board of Directors here.

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About the Officer Down Memorial Page
Founded in 1996, the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to honoring the memory of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP pays tribute to over 23,000 fallen law enforcement officers in its online memorial and reflection pages. ODMP also honors fallen K9 officers, provides free resources to law enforcement agencies and officers, and works to keep cop killers behind bars through its No Parole program. The ODMP database tracks LODD statistics in the U.S. back to 1776, enabling the law enforcement community to analyze trends and patterns in order to work toward the goal of improving officer safety. Learn more at