Nashville, Tennessee – The National Sheriffs’ Association 2012 Convention begins today as they do their best to woo the city of Nashville with their patronage and events. Taking place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, it is there where law enforcement professionals can learn about jail and court security, firearm training, hostage situations and more. More being a bit of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program.

“We are ready and waiting,” said NRA Eddie Eagle Manager Eric Lipp. “The sheriffs are fantastic partners when it comes to helping spread Eddie’s message.”

And spreading Eddie’s message is important. With more than 25 million children already reached, there are constantly tales of elementary students following his four critical steps of, “Stop, Don’t Touch, Leave the area, Tell an Adult” when coming upon a firearm.

“You never know where you’re going to find another partner in our quest to increase Eddie’s reach. It benefits the local law enforcement officers, the community and most importantly the kids. That’s why we go to these shows like these and that’s why they keep asking us back.

Chartered in 1940, the National Sheriffs’ Association is a professional association dedicated to serving the Office of Sheriff and its affiliates through police education, police training, and general law enforcement information resources. Their Annual Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to take part in seminars, network with fellow professionals and view the latest in law enforcement technology.

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