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Protect the Protectors

(Miami, FL October 13, 2016) - 500 uniformed Miami Police Department officers and Miami Fire Rescue emergency responders will receive free home security devices through a donation by insurer State Farm and start-up Canary to help these first responders "protect their homes while they're protecting ours." Members of the media are invited to attend the distribution ceremony on Monday October 17, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., at the Miami Police College Auditorium at 350 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Miami.

State Farm, the nation's largest insurer, and Canary, the fasted growing home security start-up, launched the "Protect the Protectors" campaign last year. Miami is one of 16 communities selected across the country to participate and the only one in Florida. City of Miami District 4 Commissioner Francis Suarez, Miami Chief of Police Rodolfo Llanes, and Miami Fire Chief Maurice Kemp were instrumental in bringing this donation program to Miami.

"We are very appreciative of this meaningful donation. Our first responders work hard at what they do and it means a lot that State Farm and Canary want to recognize their service by providing them an additional layer of security in their homes," said Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez.

"I would like to thank State Farm and Canary for keeping or first responders' peace of mind on the forefront of their priorities," said Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes.

"This hands'on smart home security device from Canary and State Farm will enable our first responders, to continue focusing on delivering "Excellence through Service" while feeling comfortable in knowing that their families are safe and secure at home," said Miami Fire Chief Maurice Kemp.


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