Tomboy Tools Helps Spruce Up Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial

Many thanks to the women of Tomboy Tools who provided over 30 volunteers to help clean up, replant and landscape the garden at the Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

The women from around the U.S. and Canada were in Colorado for an annual meeting and gave up their afternoon to spruce up our memorial.

Kelly Young and Donnie Archuleta from the Colorado Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors were on hand to thank them personally, as was Donn Kraemer the President of… the Memorial Committee. Dan Stocking from the Memorial Committee who organized the event said that he was amazed at how much the group was able to accomplish in just three hours.

Tomboy Tools and Stevinson Automotive donated a new bench for the memorial garden and O’Tooles Garden Centers of Colorado donated all the plants and materials for this and all the other plantings at the memorial.

Founded by three women deeply entrenched in do-it-yourself projects, Tomboy Tools was launched in 2000 as the dream-turned-reality of being able to provide women with hands-on education, high quality tools and a fun way to make a living from home.

Tomboy Tools, Inc
., a home improvement products direct selling company, provides various tools and education to women that help them to become competent homeowners and do-it-yourselfers. It manufactures and sells tool combos, hand tools, power tools, garden tools, painting products, auto parts, apparel and accessories, specialty items, and safety products, as well as plumbing, drywall, and tiling kits directly to women. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Tomboy Tools is dedicated to empowering women, both in their pursuit of hands-on education as do-it-yourselfers and for those seeking to grow their incomes through a successful home-based business.

The Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Memorial holds the names of the 243 law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty in Colorado since 1869 when Colorado was still just a U.S. Territory.  The memorial and garden are located on the grounds of the Colorado State Patrol Academy in Golden, Colorado. was founded to provide information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers.  We help law enforcement officers and their agencies prepare for the risks that threaten their existence.

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John Marx was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city's Community Oriented Governance initiative through the police department's Community Policing project. Today John combines his skills to consult with businesses about improving both their security and their customer service programs. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John was devastated and began researching the problems that stress creates for police officers. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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