Dear Senior Trooper Robert Dent:

Thank you for the hard work you have put into your evening with Vincent Bugliosi. I am certain it will be entertaining and informative for your audience to hear a person of Mr. Bugliosi’s experience and accomplishment talk about the criminal justice system in America.

An added benefit of an evening like this one is that the proceeds will be donated to the Constable Public Safety Memorial Foundation. Every 57 hours a police officer is slain in the line of duty in this country, a tragedy compounded by the family and friends left behind to mourn and try to move on. The Constable Public Safety Memorial Foundation steps in to fill the great need of the families of slain officers, and I can think of no more worthy cause than that.

I am encouraged by your efforts, Trooper Dent, to make a difference for these families and loved ones, and I wish you all the best in the future as you continue your good work.


John A. Kitzhaber, M.D.
(Governor of Oregon)