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Blue Knights® Intl LEMC, Nebraska Chapter II and the Omaha Storm Chasers

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016

Sometimes events are all about public relations and building partnerships with local organizations. Blue Knights® Intl LEMC, Nebraska Chapter II took to the baseball field with the Omaha Storm Chasers to let the crowd and the local community know what the Blue Knights are all about.  President Paul Briese, Treasurer Bobby Clark, Sgt at Arm Matt Austin, and Webmaster/Public Affairs Jacob Bettin rode out in style making a complete lap along the warning track and stopping behind home plate.  Jacob Bettin took to the mic and introduced the crowd to the Blue Knights Organization and once Jacob was done with his speech Paul took to the pitchers mound and threw out the game opening pitch.  Although the umpire singled strike, further review of the video indicated high and inside with a top speed of 31mph. Letting the community know about the Blue Knights® in this fashion spreads the word quick. People in attendance let their friends know about the opening ceremonies where motorcycles rode onto the field and the positive word gets spread that the Blue Knights® are truly the good...

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Nebraska II Donates to the Ralston Volunteer Firefighter Mike Bramhall Benefit

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016 was a beautiful day for riding and with that came a chance to help out another first responder in need. Blue Knights® Intl LEMC Nebraska Chapter II rode into Ralston at 1:00pm with members and Lady Knights to show our support for our Fire Fighter Brothers!  Volunteer Fire Fighter Mike Bramhall is battling cystic fibrosis and in need of a double lung transplant. Members from Nebraska II donated funds and enjoyed some good food while interacting with the crowd and Fire and Iron MC.  Senator Nicole Fox also showed her support for the Law Enforcement and Fire Fighter community by taking time out of her busy schedule to attend the event. Its times like this that the first responder community join forces to help one of their own in their time of need and Nebraska Chapter II springs to the...

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Blue Knights® Intl LEMC Nebraska Chapter II Opening Ceremony of the Omaha Hearts Season Home Opener

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

The Blue Knights® Intl LEMC, Nebraska Chapter II participated in the Season Home Game Opener at the Ralston Arena on April 15, 2016. Treasurer Bobby Clark and Member Carl Grubb transported two members of the Omaha Hearts to center field during the Opening Ceremony. Member Billy “The Iceman” Milam followed up by presenting the Colors during the National Anthem. Events such as these are good public relation opportunities and bring the spot light onto our organization. During the event numerous community members came up to members to ask them about the Blue Knights, ie who are we, what do we do, and who do we represent! These are great chances to inform the community of our goals and who we represent.  Its because of events like this that we are able to bring in donations from folks that otherwise would have no knowledge of our organization!  It is also a chance for our membership to shine and let the public know that the Blue Knights are definitely “The Good...

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Blue Knights® Intl LEMC Nebraska Chapter II members take part in the Capital of Texas Police MotorCycle Chute Out

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016

Members of Blue Knights®Intl LEMC Nebraska Chapter II were recently shown some southern hospitality from March 30th thru April 2nd. NEII Treasurer Bobby Clark (OPD), NEII Safety Officer Lt. Kurt Stroeher (BPD) and NEII Member Carl Grubb (BPD) traveled to Buda, Texas to participate in the 3rd Annual Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out. Bobby Clark participated as a judging official as Kurt Stroeher and Carl Grubb participated as riders. This was the first time Officers from Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri participated in the event and is a testament on how much this event is expanding. With 130 registered riders the competition was fierce and with most of the riders coming from southern states where riding is available throughout the year, you’d think that the northern participates didn’t stand a chance. However it wasn’t just about the competition! The first 2 days focused on training and interacting with the other agencies present. Being able to train alongside other Officers from different departments helps each rider become better and learn different skills they might not have had knowledge of. The main focus of Police Motor Officer training is not to train until you get it right, but to train until you can’t get it wrong. Each day was filled with friendship, education, training, and of course good Texas food. Days 3 and 4 moved onto the competition portion of the event! But Officers aren’t just there to compete against each other. They are also there to encourage other participants and cheer them on and challenge them to become better riders. In a sea of extremely talented riders our NEII members did not disappoint. Although no trophies were won the experience and training will last a lifetime! Blue Knights® Nebraska II would like to salute Kurt Stroeher, Carl Grubb, and Bobby Clark for not only representing their departments but also representing the Blue...

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Latino Police Officer’s Association Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016

Members of Blue Knights® International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Nebraska II recently braved colder temps in support of the Latino Police Officer’s Association Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  With over 30,000 eggs spread across Spring Lake park and thousands of eager children ready to pick them up the event was a huge success! Nebraska II help with the event by donating a bicycle, helmet, and bike look. During the event members were thanked by the event coordinators and also by the Mayor of Omaha Jean Stothert, Senator Nicole Fox, and Retired BGen Don Bacon, former Commander of the 55th Wing. Members had the chance to talk in depth with these individuals and give them a good understanding of the Blue Knights.  We were extremely Honored to see that not only had they liked our Facebook but added comments and photos of the Blue Knights to their Facebooks as well.  Nebraska II thanks you for your support to the community and Law...

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Blue Knights® Intl LEMC, Nebraska Chapter II ByLaw Review

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016

The 2016 Nebraska Chapter II By-Laws Committee has been formed! All members are encouraged to read and review the chapter by-laws and submit suggested additions and deletions to Corey Zimmer, Chairman, By-Laws Committee.  Remember these are your by-laws! These by-laws set the stage on how the club will be organized and ran and your input is important. Deadline for submissions are April 1, 2016 Please submit your additions and deletion suggestions to;...

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Excellence in All He Does!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016

Ofc. Carl Grubb (Nebraska II Member) was recently recognized by Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert at the Bellevue Police Annual Awards Banquet, receiving a Certificate of Excellence. Carl goes above and beyond the call of duty and exemplifies his devotion to his department, family, and community. Carl has braved the cold air locked in a outside makeshift jail and ran into a frozen lake willingly, all in support of the Nebraska Special Olympics. He was named the Knights of Columbus Council 6192, Blue Coat Police Officer of the Year for 2015. Carl continues to excel in all he does in supporting his department, family, community and being an active member with NEII. This, all while continuing his education towards a Masters Degree in Emergency Management. All members of NEII salute Ofc. Carl Grubb!  You reflect great credit on yourself, your family, your Department and the Blue Knight’s® Brotherhood....

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Blue Knights® Intl LEMC Nebraska II Members Strive for Excellence!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016

Blue Knights® Intl LEMC, Nebraska Chapter II members strive for excellence. The recent announcement from the Omaha Police Department that another one of our members, Ofc Corey Clements will be instructing future Omaha Police Officers at the Omaha Police Training Academy comes as a great honor. Corey Clements/V. President NEII will be joining Matt Austin/Sgt at Arms NEII at the training facility. The training academy exists to train recruits to Police Officers. Recruits receive their first introduction to police work during 24 weeks of classroom instruction. A basic curriculum of 459 hours is mandated by the State, and the Department gives an additional 301 hours to meet the needs of a metropolitan area. Areas of instruction include: •Report writing •Firearms •Criminal investigations •Patrol tactics •Defensive tactics •Emergency vehicle operations •Radio procedure Congrats to Corey and good luck in entering a new chapter in his career. Previous to this assignment Corey was assign as a motor officer, traffic officer and is still a member of the Omaha Police Department Honor Guard. Your Dedication to the department and your community reflect great credit to yourself, your family and of course the Blue...

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Luck of the Irish! Blue Knights NEII Participate in the Annual Omaha St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016

Blue Knights® International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Nebraska Chapter II came together to partake in the Annual Omaha St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  The day started out nice with drops of rains toward the end of the parade route. With over 21 members, including Lady Knights, and Little Knights the event was a success in letting the public know about the Blue Knights.  Several of our more advanced riders also demonstrated riding techniques and entertained the road side crowd while our Little Knights handed out candy and lucky...

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Spring 2016 Blue Knights® Intl LEMC, Nebraska Chapter II Newsletter

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016

Blue Knights NE II News Letter Spring 2016 December through March are normally the slowest 3 months of the year for a Motorcycle Club, but NEII kept busy. From Jumping into a frozen lake in support of the Special Olympics to getting out early on group rides. Several of our members have received awards or guarded former Heads of State. The NEII newsletter has it...

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