Congressman Honors WBT's Katz
October 4, 2007 at 11:38 AM (PT)
Rep. ROBIN HAYES (R-NC) thanked LINCOLN FINANCIAL Talk WBT-A-F/CHARLOTTE afternoon host JEFF KATZ on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for KATZ' work on the "Blue Ribbon Campaign" to support the families of two slain policemen.
HAYES' remarks noted that KATZ "urged listeners to display the Blue Ribbons on cars and homes as well as on their persons to visibly support law enforcement. On his radio show, KATZ asked listeners to donate to a special memorial fund for the families of the slain officers (SEAN CLARK and JEFF SHELTON). In a matter of hours, KATZ had pledges of $50,000. Those making pledges were directed to make their donations directly to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9.
"I want to commend those officers and their families for their sacrifice and thank their brothers and sisters in law enforcement for their commitment to keep the city safe. I also want to thank JEFF KATZ for his tremendous efforts in the Blue Ribbon Campaign during this tragedy. Out of this tragedy it was encouraging to see the tremendous outpouring of support from the whole community for our law enforcement personnel who risk their lives everyday for all of us, and I hope our communities across the nation will recognize and support their law enforcement personnel."