PursuitSAFETY's team connects with people through videos, by giving presentations, and attending fundraising events. First, at a studio preparing to produce impact videos are (l-r) Esther Seoanes, executive director; Roger Schwermer of The Artists Playground; Candy Priano, founder; and Glenn Morshower, PursuitSAFETY's spokesman. Second, Esther engages her audience in Dallas. Third, at a memorial fundraiser in honor of
Kimberly Aragon-Nunez are (l-r) Brett Ashy, Lucas Aragon (Kimberly's brother), and Candy.
PursuitSAFETY's Team to Speak at Florida Public Safety Institute Conference!
Thanks to Capt. Thomas Gleason (retired, photo to the right), PursuitSAFETY's Esther Seoanes of Texas, and Candy Priano of California will share their stories of personal loss due to pursuits of drivers fleeing law enforcement. They will speak to officers attending the Florida Public Safety Institute Conference in October during Capt. Gleason's training class, "Understanding Police Pursuit Policies." Law enforcement pursuits resulted in vehicle crashes that killed Esther's husband and Candy's daughter, both innocent bystanders. They will talk about their continued support for law enforcement and what is sacrificed each time a pursuit is initiated.
During the conference's closing ceremony, Candy will also speak about PursuitSAFETY's Safer Way Award and our teen program, "Pull Over; Have No Regrets." She will include stories of loss that PursuitSAFETY members have shared with her. Click here to watch the Florida Public Safety Institute Conference video.
Baseball for Brian celebrates the life of Brian DeWitt, pictured here with his mother, Deborah. Brian is another innocent victim of a futile police pursuit that occurred in Illinois. Every year, family and friends from the Southwest Side of Chicago offer love and support to Brian's family and make a financial donation to PursuitSAFETY. Pictures from this annual event show how much his parents, sisters, extended family and friends love this young man. Click here to see the pictures and video.
We are updating the images on the PursuitSAFETY website homepage. If you plan to be in the Los Angeles area and have time for Lucas Aragon to capture a picture of you holding a portrait of your loved one(s), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide the date and time you would be available for a 2-hour photo shoot. It may not take two hours, but please allow that much time.
If you are not able to come to Los Angeles, send a print-quality image (300 dpi) with the following specs: Please have the people in the photo to the right side of the frame to allow for text on the left side. Leave some headroom (space above heads) for logo and tabs. See rotating pages of three examples at www.pursuitsafety.org.
PursuitSAFETY, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to reducing the number of deaths and injuries as a result of vehicular police pursuit and response call crashes. We advocate for more restrictive pursuit policies where law enforcement only pursues for violent crimes when there is no other way to apprehend the suspect(s). We are working for a safer way to prevent these tragedies from happening to others and to save lives, especially innocent bystanders and police officers.