The Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation (FEHSF) presented honorees of its 3rd Annual Tom Ridge Homeland Security Awards with a family of unique recognition trophies created by Bennett Awards. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among the recipients of these prestigious awards.
FEHSF is a nonpolitical organization providing financial support to federal law enforcement employees and their families when an agent is killed or injured. Each year, FEHSF presents the Tom Ridge Homeland Security Awards to courageous agents from the Federal Law Enforcement Community, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the FBI. This is the second consecutive year that the FEHSF has used achievement trophies from Bennett Awards.
Mayor Giuliani received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his sustained efforts to fight crime of all forms, including his “Safe Streets, Safe City” program, which increased the NYPD to a force of over 38,000 officers. For this award, FEHSF presented Mayor Giuliani with a custom achievement trophy designed by Bennett Awards. This custom trophy features an impressionistic eagle sculpture perched on top of a globe. The globe is an open-air sculpture that shows the major continents and latitude and longitude lines. The sculpture is cast in pewter with a brushed pewter finish. The sculpture is mounted on a multi-tier, hand-made hardwood base with a glossy black finish. This base features a black plate containing gold engravings of the award name, recipient name, and the FEHSF logo.
A special award called the Patriot Award was also given to John Catsimatidis in recognition of his continued leadership and advocacy of law enforcement and support of the NYPD. For this distinguished award, FEHSF used the eagle and globe sculpture mentioned above mounted on a single-tier black marble base with a customized engraved plate.
Finally, a set of smaller individual achievement awards based on the Bennett Awards design "Soaring" were given to men and women in each of the Federal law enforcement agencies to recognize their work in ensuring our safety, protecting us, and protecting our shores and borders.
FEHSF is a non-profit corporation formed to assist Federal Law Enforcement Agents and their families in their time of need. FEHSF is a private/public partnership of concerned business leaders and former and current high-ranking Federal Law Enforcement officials whose mission is to provide emergency funding, financial assistance and community outreach in order to create a strong synergy between our Federal Law Enforcement officials, the business community and the public. It is also an important part of FEHSF’s mission to create an alliance and information exchange between Law Enforcement agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and United States Secret Service (USSS) to assist in whatever ways possible in the war on domestic terrorism and the general enforcement of the laws of the United States. More information on the FEHSF can be found on their website at www.fehsf.org.