NRA exhibit heads to Fraternal Order of Police event in Virginia
The members of the Fraternal Order of Police will have more then their regular offering of booths, displays and seminars at this week's 30th Biennial State Conference. Thanks to the NRA National Firearms Museum, those in attendance will be able to get a close up and personal look at an astounding collection of firearms used by police officers and a pair of Hollywood Heroes.
"We put together a special collection for those who make a daily sacrifice just by doing their job," said Senior Curator Doug Wicklund.
The collection includes two guns used in Hollywood movies and two guns that belonged to two brave police officers who fell in the line of duty.
As you probably guessed, Dirty Harry’s Smith and Wesson Model 29 .44 Mag
“the most powerful handgun in the world” is among the Hollywood guns. It will be accompanied by a Beretta 92FS used by Bruce Willis
in the 1988 blockbuster film Die Hard.
The SIG P226 that belonged to Officer Michael E. Garbarino and the revolver that belonged to Officer Walter Weaver will also be on display. Officer Michael E. Garbarino lost his life in 2006 when a gunman attacked Sully Police Station; his bravery saved many of his fellow officers that day. Officer Walter Weaver was one of many brave police officers who went into the World Trade Center on 9/11 to save victims trapped inside; his "9/11 Revolver" was recovered amongst the rubble.
The NRA is thrilled to have the opportunity to share this unique collection with the men and women of the Fraternal Order of Police.