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2018 Highland Games

The 2018 Highland Games and Celtic Festival are coming up soon. They will be Saturday October 27 – Sunday October 28 at Richmond International Raceway. Come see us at our tent. We will be selling our merchandise and our Pipes & Drums will be playing.

Trooper Bates & Lt. Cullen LODD Details.

Update 11/13/2017:

We are hosting a memorial fundraiser for the families of Virginia State Police Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates and Lieutenant Jay Cullen. They both gave their life in the line of duty on August 12, 2017 in a helicopter crash while supporting law enforcement operations related to protests in Charlottesville, VA.

The fundraiser will include a silent auction, raffles, 50/50 drawing, and sales of memorial t-shirts and challenge coins.

The Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums, Baffa Academy of Irish Dance & The Mashup Band will all be preforming live.

The fundraiser will be at Rosie Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant located at 1548 A E. Main St Richmond on January 6, 2018 from 5pm until 10pm. The alley behind the pub will be closed off and covered with heated tents. For more information check back here or our website located at If you can’t make it you can still donate to the families in our web-store All of the donations and proceeds from the event go to the families.


We have been asked by many what they can do for the families of Trooper Bates and Lieutenant Cullen. At this time the Virginia State Police Association is accepting donations in the names of the family. If you go to their website you can use their PayPal site and donate. If you do please make sure to put in the comment line which family you would like to support or if you would like it equally disbursed between the two. Their link is:
Also, we have a tab in our web-store ( for each family or you can use our PayPal link too. Again if you use PayPal please designate the family (or both) that you would like to support. The web-store tabs will automatically designate the family.
You can also mail checks to:
Virginia State Police Association
6944 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225
As always, stay tuned for more ways to help the families.








Update 11/17/2017:

As part of the Bates / Cullen Memorial fundraiser we are PRE-SELLING memorial challenge coins and t-shirts. We will have a very limited supply of unisex (men’s) shirts and challenge coins at the event itself so order them before the event if you want to guarantee you get one. If you miss the pre-sale then they will be available first come first serve at the event. No exceptions. We will have youth, ladies and unisex (men’s) shirts available by PRE-SALE ONLY. Again, the day of the event we will ONLY have unisex shirts. The coin is in the shape of the aviation wings and is 3.5 inches from tip to tip, the center is roughly 1.5 inches in circumference. The shirts are navy blue with metallic silver writing.

You can pick them up in person (the person who placed the order, not a proxy) at the event or have them shipped. NOTHING will be mailed until AFTER the event on January 06, 2018. Shipping is $6 per order. Pre-orders for COINS MUST BE MADE BY DECEMBER 1ST. Pre-orders for SHIRTS MUST BE MADE BY DECEMBER 15TH. Order them today so you don’t loose out!!!

Both items are available for pre-order (shipping applies $6) at our webstore at:

Special Agent Michael Walter


Update June 26, 2017:

The artwork for the shirts and coins have been approved. Shirts are available for pre-sale until July 14, 2017. For pre-order only they come in unisex (men’s), ladies and youth sizes. The day of the event we will only have unisex (men’s). Coins are available for pre-sale also. All sales are final. You can have them shipped or pick them up at the event. Those that are shipped won’t be shipped until after the event. You can order them through our store. The graphics are below. The direct link is:












Update June 19, 2017:

Come one, Come All. Support the family of Special Agent Michael T. Walter by attending a fundraiser at The County Seat, located at 3883 Old Buckingham Road Powhatan, VA 23139 on Saturday July 22, 2017 from 5pm – 10pm.

The band One Way Ryde will be playing, The Baffa Academy will have Irish Dancers, MRPES Pipes & Drums will be playing. We will be selling memorial t-shirts and challenge coins too. We will have a silent auction, raffles and a 50/50 drawing too. Also, 10% of the sales from the buffet will go to the family. All of the proceeds will go directly to the family of Special Agent Michael T. Walter who was killed in the line of duty on May 27, 2017 in Richmond, VA.

Shirts and coins will be available through pre- order also. Stay tuned to the link to pre-order.

All donations are tax deductible since MRPES is a 501 (c) 3.







Update June, 11, 2017:

We want to take a moment to update everybody on how things stand with the Fundraiser for S/A Walter’s family. We are still in the planning stages. A venue has been chosen, but we are waiting on them to confirm before we pick a date and release those details. The artwork for the coins and shirt are being done now and will be approved by the family soon. As soon as the artwork is approved we will start pre-selling them on our website.
As for donations, we can not express enough gratitude for the generous outpouring of donations. We have already provided the family with some much needed funds and are about to do so again. The support from the community has been overwhelming.
We are still collecting donations so if you wish to donate feel free to check out how at the below link. This link is also updated with the latest on where things stand with the fundraiser, shirts and coins. Thanks again for all your support.
Posted May 28, 2017:

There have been many questions about how people can help the family of VSP Special Agent Michael Walter. Currently, the VSPA and MRPES are accepting donations. We are in the beginning stages of planning a fundraiser and possibly selling t-shirts and challenge coins. Anything that we do will be coordinated with the family.

At this time they are overwhelmed with what has occurred and planning the funeral. Thus any fundraising we do outside of donations will not be until well after the funeral. If you would like to donate money now you can go to the below PayPal button or mail a check to the below address. Please note on your donation that it is for Special Agent Walter.

Funeral arrangements have been finalized.

Visitation: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Powhatan High School – 1800 Judes Ferry Road, Powhatan Virginia 23139

Funeral: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Powhatan High School – 1800 Judes Ferry Road, Powhatan, Va. 23139

A reception will be held at Powhatan High School, for all those in attendance, immediately following the funeral service.

The interment will be a private graveside service.

PO Box 26962
Richmond, VA 23261

6944 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, VA 23225


St. Patrick’s Day Pub Tour


  1. O’Tooles Pub 4800 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, Va 11:30am – 12:30pm
  2. Rosie’s Pub 1548 E Main St, Richmond, Va 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  3. Sine Irish Pub 1327 E Cary St, Richmond, Va 2:50pm – 3:50pm
  4. The Local Eatery 1106 W Main St, Richmond, Va 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  5. Tilted Kilt Pub 2070 Waterside Rd, Prince George, Va 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  6. El Arriero Mexican 12204 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, Va 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  7. Longstreet’s 302 North Sycamore St, Petersburg, Va 9:00pm – 10:00pm
  8. PENDING PENDING 10:30pm – 11:30pm
  9. Rosie’s Pub 1548 E Main St, Richmond, Va 12:00am – Close                  

March Schedule!!!

On Saturday March 11, 2017 the Society and the Band will have a tent at the 17th Street Blarney Bash in Shockoe Bottom. We will be there all day 11 am – 5 pm. We will have shirts, pins, patches, and stickers to sell.

On Sunday March, 12, 2017 the Band will be in Baltimore, MD marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

On Friday, March 17, 2017 the Band will be playing at various locations thourhgout the Metro Area. Keep an eye on their Facebook Page for a detailed list.

On Saturday March 25 & Sunday March 26, 2017 from 8 am until 5 pm the Society and the Band will be at the Church Hill Irish Festival. We will have shirts, pins, coins, patches and stickers to sell.

Come see us!!!

2nd Annual Pigs & Pigs Fundraiser

WHO: Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society, Inc.
WHAT: Fundraiser for the Line of Duty Death Fund & Pipes & Drums Band.
WHERE: Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 (4701 Western St, Hopewell, VA 23860)
WHEN: Saturday October 15, 2016 from 6 pm until 11 pm admission is $30 and must be purchased in advance.
WHY: All proceeds will go to the MRPES Line of Duty Death Fund & Pipes & Drums Band. These funds are used to assist the families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty in the Central Virginia Area.
HOW: The night will include a DJ and dancing, the Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums will also perform. You get all the food you can eat and all the beer you can drink. If you like a bit stronger beverage there will be limited quantities of that too. There will be silent auctions, 50/50 raffle and other raffles. Admission is $40 and must be purchased in advance. You can pay for your admission by contacting any of the Board of Directors or online at

To by a ticket go here!!!



Help Get Matt & Julie Hitched!!! – UPDATED

THEY WON!!!! Congratulate Matt and Julie Wilkinson (or Quinonez like I like to call them) for getting married in the Blizzard of 2016 on January 22, 2016!!! Once it warms up we will celebrate with them properly!!!


Our Sgt. At Arms, Matt Wilkinson and Julie Quinonez have entered into a contest to win a $20,000 wedding in a week and they are are one of the four finalist. They need help winning!!! All you have to do is go to the below link and register with an email. You can vote once per day per email registration and they are encouraging to vote as much as possible. Voting is open until Friday. They are being interviewed on Channel 6 Tuesday morning. Wish them Luck!!!

WTVR Wedding In a Week

Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith Fundraiser

The Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society, Inc. invites you to join them in honoring the memory of:


Virginia State Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith

Trooper Smith lost his life in the line of duty the morning of September 21, 2015 while responding to assist another Trooper with a traffic fatality.

A fundraiser will be held on Sunday December 6, 2015 (Trooper Smith’s Birthday) from 4 pm to 9 pm at El Arriero’s (12205 S. Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805). The event is open to the public.

All proceeds will go directly to the family of Trooper Smith.

  • T-Shirts will be sold honoring Trooper Smith
  • A 50/50 raffle will be conducted
  • A Silent Auction will be conducted
  • A raffle will also be conducted.
  • MRPES Pipes & Drums will play at 7 pm.

Please come support the family of Trooper Smith and honor the sacrifice he selflessly made for us all!!!

If you are unable to attend you can also donate by going to and donating through PayPal to our LODD fund. Please note that the donation is for Trooper Smith. Please post the  Trooper Smith Flyer anywhere and everywhere. Also, here is a Trooper Smith Donation Request that can be passed out to any business requesting a donation for the event.