By Greta Van Susteren
Let's all go "Off the Record." Tuesday night the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund gave me its Excellence in Media award. I am incredibly flattered.
But in accepting this award, I want all law enforcement and their families to know that I know they are the heroes. They run towards danger to protect us while we in the media, well, we stay behind and wait for the danger to subside. In other words, I should be giving them an award. On the Record's Griff Jenkins has more:
JENKINS: This is the National Law Enforcement Memorial, the nation's monument to officers who have died in the line of duty. Craig Floyd is the Chairman and CEO.
CRAIG FLOYD, NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CHAIRMAN: I think too often our officers feel like they don't have the support of the general public. This monument reminds them that the nation truly does care.
JENKINS: There are over 20,000 names on these walls and 124 more will be added in 2015.
FLOYD: There has been a lot of anti-cop sentiment prevalent in this nation the last couple of years. And yet, there has been one constant voice of support and it was Greta Van Susteren.
JENKINS: And just last night, the organization expressing its gratitude for Greta's coverage.
FLOYD: Excellence in Media Award is the best way we know to say thank you to Greta Van Susteren. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in expressing our congratulations and appreciation to our 2015 Excellence in Media Award Winner, Greta Van Susteren, of the Fox News Channel.
I am humbled and honored by this award, and in accepting this award I not only want to give a shoutout to all law enforcement for protecting us, but also to their families. They sacrifice for us, too. It's tough to be a cop. And that's my "Off the Record" comment tonight.