48. Dr. Tre Pennie
Dr. Demetrick "Tre" Pennie is a nationally recognized law enforcement advocate. He is an Army veteran, retired 22-year Dallas Police Sergeant, and principal founder of the National Fallen Officer Foundation. He is also a strong advocate for bridging the gap between police and the community. He values military service, education, philanthropy, community service and support for law enforcement. In 2020, he ran for U.S. Congress and was considered for a presidential appointment to the White House in 2018.
Pennie regularly appears in the national media as a law enforcement contributor and has been called to testify as an expert witness before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He currently serves as a board member of the Hidden Light Institute, which recently produced a film on Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. During his 2020 campaign for Congress, Dr. Pennie published a pro-Israel policy stance expressing his solidarity with Israel which garnered national attention. He expressed his support for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, continued security assistance, the importance of bipartisan support, and condemnation of the anti-Semitic BDS Movement.
My love for Israel and the Jewish people has been woven into the fabric of my being since I was a child. My grandmother was a strong Southern Baptist who believed that Jews were "God's chosen people" and she was fond of their support of Blacks during the Civil Rights Movement. She trusted that I would never forget and never did.Dr. Tre Pennie