Charlotte Police Foundation

Spring Luncheon 2014

John Walsh

John Walsh, Keynote Speaker

Victims' rights advocate John Walsh is an Emmy®-winning, internationally renowned host and executive producer of America's Most Wanted – the groundbreaking reality program that helped law enforcement capture more than 1,100 dangerous fugitives and bring home more than 50 missing children since its debut in 1988.

He was also the leading lobbying force behind the passage of the Missing Children's Act, which resulted in the founding of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The NCMEC is the premier child protection non-profit, providing invaluable resources to parents, children and law enforcement in the United States and internationally.

Walsh's dedication to this issue is rooted in the 1981 abduction and murder of his 6 year old son Adam. The case remained unsolved for 27 years. But in December, 2008, Adam’s case was finally closed. Long-time prime suspect Ottis Toole was undeniably named as his killer. Toole – a drifter with a long criminal record – died years earlier in prison, while serving time for other crimes. Although the resolution of Adam's case finally gave John and his family closure to this chapter of their lives, the pain of their loss always lives on.

The people behind the people behind the badge.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation was chartered in 2004. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides support for innovative programs and initiatives that are not presently funded by the police department's budget. The support of the CMPF helps to ensure a safer community.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation Initiatives

  • Thermal Imaging Devices
  • DNA Equipment for Crime Lab
  • Mobile Print Scanners
  • Major Case Crime Scene Truck
  • Fire Extinguishers for every Police vehicle
  • Electronic Monitoring of Pre-Trial release Chronic Offenders
  • Cold Case DNA Crime Lab

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation Board Members

Ken Beuley (chair), Brad Muller (vice-chair), Gary Rose (treasurer), Hugh Allen, Tom Bowman, Jack Burke, Bobby Chesney, Julie Eiselt, Lance Emory, Ken Gill, Frank Golden, Jordan Gross, Russ Guerin, Chuck Hood, Jake Jacobson, DelMar Laury, Glen Mowery, Ed Tubel, Will Whitley

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May 14, 2014
12:00pm – 1:15pm
Westin Hotel, 601 S. College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Keynote Speaker
John Walsh, Victims' RIghts Advocate
Cost per table of 8
* In addition, an officer from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Police Department will be seated at each table.

Table hosts are invited to a VIP reception with John Walsh prior to luncheon.
For more information contact
CMPF Executive Director Ann Henegar
Phone: 704.299.6310