One Year Later, Brothers Before Others Remembers NYPD Miosotis Familia

At approximately 12:30 AM on 07/05/2017, NYPD PO M. Familia was ambushed and gunned down while she sat in her marked mobile command post. As is always the case, line of duty deaths are felt by the entire law enforcement community and the membership of Brothers Before Others. The very foundation of BBO is the ‘Flower Fund’, established to ensure that a flower arrangement is sent on behalf of the members of BBO to every […]

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The Return of the Blue Valor Motorcycle Run

Brothers Before Others has officially teamed up with the Kenneth Tietjen Memorial Foundation and the Middletown FOP Lodge#53 to bring back the Blue Valor Motorcycle Run, scheduled for May 11th, 2019. Originally founded in 2011, this police escorted charity ride will begin at the World Trade Center plaza in New York City and will end at the Capitol Building in Washington DC. The ride will be completed in one day. Based upon past experience, all […]

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Brothers Before Others Honors Baltimore County PD Amy Sorrells Caprio

On May 21st, 2018, Baltimore County Police Officer First Class Amy Sorrells Caprio was tragically killed in the line of duty. On June 23rd, 2018, members of Brothers Before Others traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, in order to pay tribute to her and to honor the sacrifice she made, as well as the sacrifices that will forever be made by her family. While in Baltimore, BBO hosted a lunch for members of both the Sorrells and […]

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Proud Pigs Take New Hampshire By Storm

The Proud Pigs softball team, comprised of members of Brothers Before Others, took their show on the road, traveling to Bradford, NH for a June 9th, 2018 tournament to benefit the national D.A.R.E. organization. This was the second year in a row that this sounder of swine appeared in this tournament, having finished in 2nd Place last year. Lead by Team Captain and Bradford Detective/Sergeant Ed Shaughnessy, the Pigs had revenge on their minds….Well, that […]

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Charity Highlight: I.D.R.E.A.M. With Darren Foundation

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Detroit Police Officer Darren Weathers was killed in the line of duty as a result of a motor vehicle accident. A former U.S. military veteran, Officer Weathers served with the Detroit Police Department for nearly 2 years. As has been said in the past on numerous occasions, no one cares for their community like the American police officer. Officer Weathers was a shining example of this, even having a viral […]

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BBO Member/JCPD Officer George Crispina Bids Farewell to Partner

On June 12th, 2018, headed by Deputy Chief Daniel Sollitti, the Jersey City Police Department held a first of its kind ceremony for one of their fallen K9’s. The ceremony was held in front of the Jersey City Police Memorial located at the intersection of Marin Blvd/Montgomery St. The statue at that location honors all line of duty deaths that have occurred within the Jersey City Police Department since its inception in 1829. Earlier this […]

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Nine Line Offers Exclusive ‘Portraits of Valor’ Shirt/Sweatshirt

Nine Line Apparel, known for their ferocious patriotism and love of all things military and law enforcement, has generously offered a limited run of ‘Portrait of Valor’ tee-shirts and sweatshirts, designed by BBO member/partner, Jonny Castro. Jonny, a Philadelphia Police Officer and forensic sketch artist, has been doing line of duty death portraits since the one year anniversary of the assassination of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III. To date, Jonny has completed hundreds of […]

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Jonny Castro Recognized By Mission BBQ

Philadelphia Police Officer, forensic sketch artist and BBO member/partner Jonny Castro, has been one of kind line of duty death portraits since the one year anniversary of the assassination of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III. Mission BBQ, who¬†opened their doors for business on September 11, 2011, is headed by two friends passionate about BBQ, patriotic for Our Country, and who believe in running a business with meaning and purpose. As stated on their page, […]

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BBO Founder and Family Walk For A Cure

Taking a page out of the old man’s playbook, on 6/2/18, Michael Burke’s step-daughter, Sydney, helped team “Run for Us, Run” raise $1800.00 for this year’s ‘Relay for Life’, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. In fact, within hours of beginning her fundraising, Sydney was able to raise $970, more than half of the team’s total. (Left-Right: Sydney,¬†Amelia, Taylor, Sarah and Sarah. Not Pictured: Dayna and Jamie) As is the case for many of the […]

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One Man Thrill Ride Fires Up Proud Pigs

In preparation for the Proud Pigs participation in the June 9th, 2018 softball tournament in Bradford, NH, the One Man Thrill Ride felt like the team, who is yet to win a single tournament under their current manager, needed some extra motivation. As anyone who is familiar with ‘Thrilly’ knows, whether it’s smashing scrambies or fastballs, he is the authority on all things alpha and, as such, the best source for guidance on how to […]

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