A special screening of “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival”, the follow up film to the documentary, “Heroes Behind the Badge” will be shown in on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Port Clinton High School. This film features the stories of the fallen and also focuses on the stories of those who have been critically injured in the line of duty and have survived. This documentary educates and highlights the unselfish acts of bravery the men and women of law enforcement commit each day on the job. Thanks to a partnership with the NLEOMF, active duty police officers, retired officers and family members of the fallen, audiences canl experience what it’s really like to walk the thin blue line.
The net proceeds from this special screening will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #79 and Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34. This screening in Port Clinton is part of the “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival” national tour of special screenings.
Bill Erfurth, the producer of the film and a retired Miami-Dade police officer, will be available for a special question and answer session following the film. This will be an opportunity to find out firsthand how this film was made and the impact it has had on people around the country. A special section of seating for survivors will be designated, as many are expected to attend.
Lindsey and Cory Winfield will be guest speakers. Cory will be speaking about his experience as a survivor. Cory’s brother, Marion County Sheriff Deputy Brandy Winfield, was killed in the line of duty in 2004. He left behind a wife and two small children. Cory was injured in 2007 when he was struck down by a drunk driver following his shift with Marion City Police Department. Cory’s father is also a Marion City Police Officer.