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Montco Black Law Enforcement Officers' Banquet Scheduled for Feb. 23

This year's speaker is Montgomery County Chief Public Defender Keir Bradford-Grey.

The Montgomery County Black Law Enforcement Officers Association (MCBLEOA) is holding its 23rd annual banquet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Westover Country Club, 401 Schuylkill Ave. in Jeffersonville. Tickets are $50 per person. 

The MCBLEOA, aimed at promoting "a positive image of minorities in law enforcement and [serving] as role models for young minorities candidates who are seeking a career in law enforcement," according to its website, holds the annual event to honor one of its members. This year's speaker is Montgomery County Chief Public Defender Keir Bradford-Grey.

Bradford-Grey was appointed chief public defender in February 2012 and was recently named a "Woman of Distinction" by the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia.

The event will begin with an open bar from 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner and a cash bar at 7 p.m. Dinner will be followed by dancing.

Advertising space is available in the banquet's souvenir program book. Prices are $30 for a 1/4 page ad, $50 for a half-page ad, and $75 for a full page. Payment and finished advertisements are due by Feb. 2.

To purchase tickets or inquire about advertising, contact the MCBLEOA at 877-861-7507 of call Norristown Deputy Police Chief Capt. Willie Richet at 610-270-0480 or 610-496-7555. 

Find more information about the MCBLEOA on the organization's website.

John Q. Public January 31, 2013 at 02:10 PM
We can agree to disagree. Dinner, drinks followed by dancing, and no one will be impaired. The PD should know that better than anyone
John Burress January 31, 2013 at 05:28 PM
One example would be state trooper Barry Searfoss, who after leaving a charity golf outing at five ponds golf course this summer that was being held in rememberance of a young woman killed by a drunk driver, slammed his truck into the back of a car on the turnpike, killing the driver. Searfos blew a .188. Heres a link: http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/crime/trooper-arrested-on-homicide-by-vehicle-dui-for-turnpike-fatal/article_cba08149-219c-55df-a198-754a81c6b7a9.html Cops don't always know better.
Pat January 31, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Hey John Q. I guess John B. supplied us with the evidence you were looking for. Cops don't always know better, in fact they MIGHT be worse as they feel they are above the law and if stopped the officer would let them go.
Gene Sweeney January 31, 2013 at 11:11 PM
I don't undertand the Mummers reference. Please explain...
commonsense February 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Wow, these comments are amazing...people almost ALWAYS find a way to criticize black people in positions of authority...but when white police officers hold "fund raisers" for family members of loved ones that may have been killed, they are usually serving alcohol at those events...so "Pat", I guess that's ok huh? we ALL know this IS still about race...don't be silly!

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