Miami County Law Enforcement seek public assistance in obtaining artifacts in preserving History of Miami County Public Safety

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MIAMI COUNTY—A sub-committee of the Miami County F.O.P. Lodge #58 recently met with representatives of the Miami Valley Veteran’s Museum to confirm that the museum will be generously offering space to honor and keep alive the story of Miami County’s fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and medics. The Miami Valley Veteran’s Museum is located at 2245 S. County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio.

We are reaching out to the public, retirees, and former Miami County first responders to learn if there are any items that one may wish to donate or loan to the Veteran’s Museum to highlight the service of all first responders. The items can be anything from a photograph, uniform, shield, star, hat, duty gear, etc. Anything to help tell the story, especially in relation to the fallen.

The F.O.P. sub-committee will be vetting all donations or loans so Veteran’s Museum staff will not have to complete that duty. The Museum does have a deed of gift letter and loan of exhibit form, so that all items are accounted for. Please spread the word and help preserve the history of Miami County’s first responders.

The following are the points of contact (POC) if you decide you would like to donate or loan items for the exhibit;

Chief Rick Byron – Piqua Police Department – or 937-778-2027

Chief Lee Harmon – Covington Police Department – or 937-472-2012

Chief Greg Adkins – Tipp City Police Department – or 937-667- 3112.

Lt. Joseph Gebhart, Ret. – Ohio State Highway Patrol –

Sheriff Dave Duchak – Miami County Sheriff’s Office – or 937-440-6085.

Lt. Robert Sweitzer, Ret. – Miami County Sheriff’s Office – or 937-440-6085.