PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 25, 2012  

Contact: Obama for America Press

National Association of Police Organizations Endorses Obama-Biden Ticket

CHICAGO –  Today, the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden from the floor of their 34th annual convention in Palm Beach County, Florida. Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the convention earlier this week.
“NAPO is proud to endorse the Obama-Biden ticket today,” said NAPO President Thomas J. Nee. “This Administration’s unwavering support for law enforcement has meant that men and women in uniform across the country have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and efficiently, protecting the communities and citizens they serve. There are simply no better friends of law enforcement – and no stronger choice to lead this nation for another term – than President Obama and Vice President Biden.”
“The President and I are honored to accept the endorsement of the National Association of Police Organizations,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “Over the past week, we again saw the incredible sacrifices of our nation’s police officers and first responders. Every day these brave men and women put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe – running into harm’s way when everyone else is running out. The President and I will continue to do everything we can to keep police officers across the country on the beat and fight back against cuts that would put our public safety at risk, and make an already tough job even tougher.”

Ed. note: According to its website: Founded in 1978, NAPO is now the strongest unified voice supporting law enforcement officers in the United States. NAPO represents more than 2,000 police units and associations, 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers, 11,000 retired officers and more than 100,000 citizens who share a common dedication to fair and effective crime control and law enforcement.