Anthony Maglica, Founder and CEO of MAGLITE®, Was Honored For His Long-Established Support of Law Enforcement, Thursday September 6 at MAGLITE® World Headquarters in Ontario
Representatives of the National Law Enforcement Museum including executive director, David Brant will present a special award for the pledge of one million dollars made by Tony Maglica on behalf of MAGLITE®
ONTARIO, California (September, 2018) – Representatives of the National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building will travel from Washington D.C. to honor Anthony Maglica, Founder and CEO of MAGLITE®, on September 6 at the world headquarters of MAGLITE® in Ontario, California. The award being presented to Maglica is for his ongoing support of law enforcement over the years and his one million dollar pledge of support to the National Law Enforcement Museum.
MAGLITE® is a longtime supporter of the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will open on October 13, providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience. The Museum’s exhibitions and collection encompass numerous tools essential to law enforcement. Among them is a flashlight used by Jim Considine, a San Bernardino County Sheriff when his MAGLITE® blocked an AK-47 bullet and kept working.
“That Maglite saved my life,” said Considine. “I am looking forward to being at the event and see Mr. Maglica receive this well-deserved honor.”
MAGLITE® has a strong connection with law enforcement who was the earliest large scale adopters of the MAGLITE® which is known for its quality and toughness.
“Maglite stepped up in support more than a decade ago when we started the process of planning and funding the Museum,” said David Brant, Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building. “They trusted that we would ensure the Museum becomes a reality. And now that we are just weeks away, we are pleased to honor Mr. Maglica for his support, and the steadfast support of Maglite.”
The National Law Enforcement Museum will open to the public on October 13 in Washington D.C. and MAGLITE® representatives will be participating at the event. The Museum is designed in a way that puts visitors in the shoes of law enforcement so they experience the lives of police officers through their own eyes.
“Our law enforcement officers risk their lives every day to keep us safe,” said Anthony Maglica. “This Museum is a worthy addition to the monuments and museums in Washington D.C. to show visitors just how difficult and dangerous a job these individuals do for all of us every day. It is an honor that is frankly overdue.”
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Mag Instrument, manufacturer of the Maglite® flashlight, is proud to be a U.S.A. manufacturer. Each flashlight is a result of an obsession with fine engineering, craftsmanship and a commitment to perfection. Founder, owner and president Anthony Maglica has guided his company’s growth from a one-man machine shop in 1955 to an enterprise that has proudly employed thousands of American workers since it produced its first flashlight in 1979. For more visit: http://maglite.com/
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