Support & Respect
The VFB at the Walker Memorial Day Parade

Thank you to all that participated in our Tribute to our Fallen Heroes parade. We will never forget those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. We appreciate and support those that have served, and are currently serving our great country. We stand with our law enforcement and first responders that risk their lives daily for our safety and freedoms. We will never forget. 🇺🇸

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Building community and supporting our Law Enforcement. Voice for the badge asking you to take action by standing & sharing together today. The time is now.

Voice For The Badge – Mission Social Likes

The power of one action, one person, one share at a time. Today, Iam asking you to join Voice for the badge and unite on purpose.

During these difficult times for our law enforcement, it is more important than ever to rally together in support. Voice for the badge has a clear mission. We are a citizen’s group with an unwavering commitment to be the voice for law enforcement, in all ways possible. As well as collaborate with communities to build trust and improve communications.

The more “likes” and engagement we have the more impact we can make. The better communication we will have and the more we can work together to accomplish the mission.

We want to show a united front, one that extends throughout our communities, commissions and that will be taken seriously as we continue to grow impact together.

Massive amount of “likes” and engagement, shows how strong a united force is together. It also provides more of our officers and community leaders and works to bridge opportunities to build from.

The Voice for the badge has focused pillars to build from. One is education, real people, real data that addresses key areas of concern.

Which includes addressing the shortage of officers and the increased danger to our GRPD and citizens. Communication is a second key pillar. We post stories regarding police and community. Stories that are positive, uplifting and transforming lives, there are many. Collaboration is our third key pillar. In

collaboration with others are also researching state of the art programs for P.T.S.D. While showcasing how the shortage of officers and the increased homicides compared to 5 years ago is impacting morale on the force and trauma in our communities.

We are ever committed and focused on building relationships in our inner city, and police that is beneficial to all. We have begun this effort partnering with activists to provide meals, Christmas dinners, events and partnering on projects that provide resources and opportunities to build from.

Today we are asking for your help, to spread the word and help us reach our goal of 10,000 facebook likes. We currently have just over 2000. Please take a moment to take action, share our page, invite your friends to like our page and spread the word.

Strength in numbers is valuable as we work to complete the mission of the Voice For The Badge.

Please join today,
Show your commitment to the men and women in blue.

Thank you,
Johnny Brann Sr
President, Voice For the Badge

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Somethings you have to respond {even though you don’t want to} Especially lies. 
A person who opposed funding police called into the commission meeting this past Tuesday — noted my flags on the building at Brann’s Leonard street honoring our fallen heroes and stated, “Notice there are no black fallen hero flags?”
This hurt me, to the core. My love for law enforcement is true through and through. This statement was a blatant mistruth.
We don’t discriminate. We honor all police . Including , Daryle Black -a black Police officer from Long Beach California–and his sister Karen gave me the biggest honor of my life.
My wife and I walked with an officer to lay down a rose in Daryle’s honor at the Police Memorial.
We also have photos of Daryle Black-GRPD officer Joe Taylor framed and hanging in the restaurant in honor of both of them.
Spewing lies doesn’t help, it divides as this individual choose to do on the call.
I have many, many black {true} friends and when they heard this they were plenty mad. They will gladly contact you to tell you you’re out of line.
Take a ride, by Brann’s Leonard look at the flags on South side of our building and see the flag for a fallen American hero. Officer Daryle Black and then keep on drivin. Unless, you would like to have a conversation with me first, get to know me as a human before sharing lies and making assumptions.
Know me as a person and what we truly stand for. Why do you want to make everything racial?
The Voice For the Badge is about unity, not division . Your comments spoke volumes to what you’re about.

Johnny Brann SR.

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Join us in memory and support of Officer KOZ and next generation Police Officers

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Attack on Deputy. Defunding, does it work? No.

Some think our P.D. should not be armed when making a routine traffic stop?

How stupid.

Is that what the heck a routine traffic stop for our P.D.Video/L.A. County Sheriff should be? Taking abuse?

Talk about restraint he showed , holding back on responding to this woman’s rage. Show this to the world. Disgusting.

Great job officer.

Perhaps you have heard the latest, if not I will share it with you.

Sacramento, Cal – Rebukes defunding — is proposing to increase P.D. funding.

This will continue – Why? Because – well– we see the results of cities that defunded. Staggering statistics – look it up — defunding does not work – not for the safety of all citizens in the city. Cop haters will hate, but the masses respect and appreciate our Police.

Sacramento has it right. Below is the link to how city officials are responding there, the right way. No to defunding the police.

The VFB stands with the masses Thank you P.D.

Johnny Brann Sr. Voice For The Badge

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Speaking up for those who keep us safe, telling the stories of everyday heroes who wear the badge, here in Grand Rapids

Our team works to amplify the “Good” and share the everyday stories of officers and families leading impact

We are a local citizens group with unwavering commitment to be the voice for law enforcement in all ways possible as well as collaborating with communities to build trust and improve communication.

There are so many stories of the negative in our world today, our mission is to highlight the positive, taking and offensive approach in support of local law enforcement and their families. We will do this by sharing the everyday stories, impact and projects that our community and law enforcement are leading each and everyday. With a focus on providing, support, respect and uplifting the community; together. 

“ Voice for the Badge was founded for the purpose of supporting law enforcement while improving community and police relations. We envision a world where all people work together to create safe, healthy and vibrant communities. A community that looks past the badge, skin color and socioeconomic status. Having respect for each other and gratitude for the service provided by those who risk their lives everyday.” – Johnny Brann, President Voice For The Badge

Voice for the Badge is an inclusive, community focused organization that will provide support and connection in the following ways: 

  • Education
  • Marketing and communication outreach, focused on amplifying the good 
  • Events that connect youth to local heroes such as sporting events, camps, leadership development, arts and special projects led by youth to make their world a better place

We are reaching out today to invite those who would like to get involved in various ways to make summer 2021, the year of connection and collaboration between law enforcement and community. We are currently looking for those interested in volunteering,  community ambassadors, event team members, fundraising and student projects. 

More information can be found by visiting our website; in the coming weeks we will be sending out a content calendar and request for our community and law enforcement agencies to share stories of impact from our men and women in blue. Each week we will be highlighting via social media and various media outlets the “Good” stories right here in Grand Rapids. 

Voice For The Badge , “Speaking up and sharing stories of impact for those who keep our community safe.” 

For more information and communication reach out to;

Stephanie Kolakowski 

PR Communications & Media Contacts 


Johnny Brann

President: Voice For The Badge

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