Retired Texas Detective keeps memories of past profession alive
NRA's Law Enforcement Division was created in the 1960s to provide law enforcement agencies with the best in firearms training. Since then, their services have expanded to included armorer schools, skills competitions and benefits for those on the job. Benefits that include those who fall in the line of duty.
Many organizations do the exact same thing. There is one in San Antonio, for example, that provides families of the fallen with a symbol of honor at no charge at all.
"We learned about Detective Putnam through our contacts in the Law Enforcement community," said NRA Law Enforcement Director Glen Hoyer. "It's an incredible story."
Detective David Putnam, retired from the San Antonio Police Department, operates a jewelry store called SA Diamonds. Offering everything from rings to money clips and charms, Putnam specializes in the memorialization of badges. He's been making this jewelry for so long that he has a badge (in the form of a pendant) for almost every jurisdiction in the United States. But it's what he's been doing with those pendant over the years that merits recognition.
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