The TyeCard© Memorial Card
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The TyeCard© was first introduced at the 165th graduation ceremony at The Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.
During his address to the audience and graduates Tye's Father, Mike Pratt, explained the TyeCard© and it's meaning and message to all.
" This day is your day not my son's day and I want to thank you for allowing us to be part of this great day. You can not know just how much this means to me unless you been to my son's Web Site or www.TyeBand.com and visited the page call The Story Behind The Tye Band . You see, this moment allows me to fulfill my son's last request when he said " Dad, are you going to remember me".
"The Ofc. Tye Pratt Law Enforcement Fund Award and this TyeCard© helps me keep my promise to Tye but I hope it does something else. That is to motive, strengthen, energize and encourage everyone who receives it."
"About a year after Tye was killed we set our sites on building The Ofc. Tye Pratt Scholarship Fund at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Omaha which is now in place. Then we went to work building The Ofc. Tye Pratt Law Enforcement Fund. Our goal was to Honor those who work so hard to serve and protect us, just like Tye did and my other son a police officer in Lincoln Nebraska is still doing."
"I have to tell you something... building The Ofc. Tye Pratt Law Enforcement Fund has not been easy. Much to our surprise we were faced and over came fierce resistance from some of the most unexpected people and places. It been a long hard road filled with many disappointments."
"Just as your journey will be filled with days of disappointments as you march forward on your noble cause."
The Bible says... "Whatever you set your hand to do with ALL you might" When you look at the this picture of Tye you'll know this is the way Tye lived his life.
"Something that helps me was a moment in time captured in a snap shot. This picture is on Tye Web Site under the section "Tye's Sport History".
"This picture is on the mirror in my bathroom, it the screen saver on my computer, it in my car and I carry a copy of it on my everywhere I go but most of all I carry it in my heart."
"As Tye's father held up a huge copy of the picture he explained how, in this race, Tye helped lead his team to victory."
He said: " I'll never forget what my mentor said to me early in my business courier... People only see how you finish a race but they never know what it took to get there."
"You probably can't see from where you are sitting but the picture clearly shows both of Tye's upper legs were wrapped as well as his foot and ankle. This is because Tye's had pulled not one but both his hamstring muscles and was recovering from a broken foot."
"Despite the advise of the doctor and his parents Tye had to run in this race because as he said " " I can't let my team down"".
This is the spirit of every Law Enforcement Officer I have even known.
When Im out working with the various Tye Band programs and I face rejection or disappointment and want to give up - I stare at this picture of Tye and see the discipline and determination in his face and say... I can do this for you - I can do this.
So, I made what I call the TyeCard© in the hope it will help others as it does me.
On the back it reads...
1 Corinthians 9:24 - 27
" Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it!
And everyone who competes for the prize, is temperate in all things. Now they that do it to obtain a perishable prize crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.
But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. "
2 Timothy 4:7
" I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith. "
Please accept this TyeCard© and when you are tired... feel beaten or wonder if it's all worth it and want to give up, I hope this card will Motivate - Energize - and Encourage you as it does me...
" I will Fight the good fight, I will finished the race, I will kept the Faith. "
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