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Badge 219

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Officer John Daniel Kennedy

Badge 219 is a scholarship fund created in the memory of officer John Daniel Kennedy.
While filling out a report on West Atlantic avenue, on August 10th, 1974, officer Kennedy was ambushed and killed.
Officer Kennedy was a devoted family man who spent his life brightening the days of many.
He was survived by his expecting wife and five children.

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A Scholarship Fund With a Mission

Founded in 2019, Badge 219 seeks to inspire action, serves donors and support communities. We’re driven by a firm belief in the power of humanity. As one of the trusted Scholarship Funds for SJPII & SVF, we provide monetary assistance to families of Law Enforcement.

At Badge 219, we are inspired each day by the work we do, and feel such a sense of accomplishment with each success story that comes from past or present recipients. We strive to make life easier, for those who have chose a difficult path of service.

"Someone Killed A Policeman Today"

Someone killed a policeman today 
And a part of America died... 
And a piece of our country which he swore to protect 
Will be buried with him at his side. 

The beat that he walked was a battlefield too, 
Just as if he had gone off to war. 
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast, 
To his name they will add a gold star. 

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court 
With counsel demanding his rights, 
While a young, widowed mother must work hard for kids 
And spend many long, lonely nights. 

Yes, someone killed a policeman today, 
Maybe in your hometown or mine, 
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors 
A cop put his life on the line. 

Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street 
And he stands by each new rookies side. 
He answered the call, of himself gave his all 

And a Part of America Died! 

- Author Unknown

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