Click Here and go to Home Page for TyeBand.com
HOME PAGE of
TyeBand.Com
CONTACT
The
Tye BandTM
512 N. Spruce St.
Valley, NE
68064 - 9670
PHONE
402.359.5539
EMAIL US

To
ORDER

an
Existing
Tye Band

To
ORDER

a
Custom
Tye Band

HOME PAGE of
Officer TYE Pratt

Military Bracelets Memorial Bracelets
OfficerPratt.Com


Find your Hero
by Last NAME

Find your Hero
by STATE


Find your Hero
by Year

All Fallen Military
Tye
Bands

All Fallen
Firefighter
Tye Bands

All Fallen Citizen
Tye Bands

All LIVING Hero
Tye Bands

ALL Tye Bands
on one page
(a very Large page)


The Tye Cap Memorial Hat
The Tye Cap Memorial HatThe Tye Cap Memorial Hat


The first Tye BandTM
" Living Hero Award "
Recipient

Officer Justin Garner
Carthage, NC Police

Officer Justin Garner Carthage NC Police Military Bracelets Memorial Bracelets Memorial Wristband Fallen Officer Bracelets Memory Bracelets Photo BraceletOfficer Justin Garner Carthage NC Police Military Bracelets Memorial Bracelets Memorial Wristband Fallen Officer Bracelets Memory Bracelets Photo Bracelet




The Tye Band
receives
US PATENT
5 Years to the day...
Sept
. 19, 2008

TESTIMONY
Letters
to The Tye Band Company









Shooting Bring Up Bad Memories
... Sept. 11, 2008

To Watch the VIDEO
Click on the Picture Above

The Corporate & Business
Tye Band Program
Acura Tye Band Sponcor

To learn more
Click on these links:
Military Bracelets Memorial Bracelets
HOME PAGE of OfficerPratt.Com
In Memory of Slain Officer
TYE Pratt
To see more
Click on the links below:
ORDER PAGE
To see more
Click on the links below:

The Tye Band Co.
is Going National...

Click Here

The Tye Band Mission...
Click Here

TESTIMONIES


ORDER PAGE
To see more
Click on the links below:

To see more
Click on the links below:
What's the Mediais saying about the Tye Band

To see more
Click on the links below:

Would You like to a member of
The TYE Band

Legacy
Team
To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:

US Senator
Ben Nelson

Salutes
The Tye BandTM Company

To see more
Click on the links below:

Omaha
Mayor Fahey

Praises
The Tye BandTM Company

To see more
Click on the links below:
US Congressman Lee Terry
Supports
The Tye BandTM Company

Low Price...
Only $24.95
Embrace'Let
Find a
Licensed Team Member in your State...
CLICK HERE

To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:

To order Click: HERE

To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:
Tye BandTM Display Stand
Tye Band Display Stand ( Vertical )
To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:
To see more
Click on the links below:


To see more
Click on the links below:


EMAIL US

LINKS


The Tye BandTM
512 N. Spruce St.
Valley, NE
68064 - 9670

PHONE
402.359.5539


To see more
Click on the
links above.

August 15, 2007

Tye Band Wristbands Honor Slain Officers, offer healing

The package of mail arrived on Staten Island last week, cards and letters mostly, all offering their condolences and praising the short, noble life of Officer Russel Timoshenko.

One item, though, stood out: two thin aluminum wrist bands, each emblazoned with the young face of the rookie cop, as well as his badge number and his EOW.

That's law enforcement talk for "end of watch," and in this case, it's July 14, the day Timoshenko, 23, died, five days after he was shot during a car stop in Brooklyn. Timoshenko's partner, Herman Yan, was also shot, but his vest saved his life. As Timoshenko lay unconscious on a respirator, police tracked down and arrested three suspects - two of them hiding in the woods of Pennsylvania.

Timoshenko's mother, her grief as raw now as it was then, was brought to tears at the sight of the bands, an emotion as common to her now as breathing.

"It's very nice of him," says Tatyana Timoshenko in an interview. "I'm very appreciative. Tell him, 'Thank you.'"

"Him" is Mike Pratt, and when he got word, in his home outside of Omaha, Neb., of all places, of Tatyana Timoshenko's gratitude, he nearly lost it.

"Honestly, it's the least I could do," Pratt says softly. "I'm glad she liked them. I didn't want to call her. I don't ever call the parents. It's a time when they just need to heal. They don't need someone else's opinion, even if it's from someone who knows exactly how they feel."

Pratt, 58, lost his son, Omaha Officer Tye Pratt, in 2003, shot in the head chasing a gang member. Tye Pratt, 30, the father of two young daughters, also lingered for days before he died.

Grief comes with no handbook, no instructions about what is right and what is wrong. For Mike Pratt, grief was nearly a year of lying in an abyss.

"I couldn't even get out of bed," he remembers. "When one of the most important things in the world is taken from you, nothing matters to you. Nothing. For 10 months, I couldn't do anything constructive."

But life does go on, and for Mike Pratt life took a step toward healing when his son's colleagues gave him and his wife, Rita, a wrist band in honor of Tye. It was heartfelt, Mike Pratt remembers, but basic.

He wanted something more personal for his son's memory, and from that came Tye Bands. They are sold for $30 on the Internet - tyeband .com - with profits beyond expenses earmarked for charity and a scholarship fund in their son's name.

At first, Mike Pratt admits, Tye Bands was an entirely self-centered endeavor. He recalls his son eerily asking him days before he was shot if his dad would remember him.

"I said, 'Why, is something wrong?'" Pratt recalls. "And he said, 'No - but you never know.' I think God told him to say goodbye to his dad. So when I started Tye Bands I was doing it for him. I still do it for him, but now it's also to honor all the other officers who die."

In Nebraska, Pratt says, about 1,000 officers wear his son's band in his honor. Bands honoring more than 100 other police officers and soldiers slain in the line of duty have turned one father's coping mechanism into something much bigger.

Most Tye Bands, he says, start with a phone call or e-mail from the stricken police department.

Timoshenko's death, Pratt says, generated a blizzard of both calls and e-mails from police officers and those stunned by the homicide.

"They're all bad," Pratt says, "but this was such a tragic killing. He was so young, and it was very similar to what happened to Tye."

Ideally, Pratt says, the Timoshenko Tye Band will be something his colleagues at the 71st Precinct want to wear.

More important, he says, is that Timoshenko's family derives some comfort, however small, out of knowing Omaha and Brooklyn are not as far apart as the 1,250 miles of land that separates them.

"My dream is that every law enforcement officer honors their hero," says Pratt, who does all of the work on the bands himself. "If they wear a Tye band, they would do that, and they would honor Tye as well. But if Timoshenko's parents like the band, it's a good day. It's like yesterday, when Tye died, so I know what they're going through.

"Hopefully, this makes a bad thing a little better."


NEW YORK CITY

August 15, 2007
New York Newsday Article
To read the article click on the picture above.
Tye Band News Article - Cpl. Bruce McKay
To read the article click on the picture above.
Tye Band News Article - Det. Dressel
To read the article click on the picture above.

Tye Band News Article - Lincoln Star
To read the article click on the picture above.

Tye Band News Article - Fremont Tribune
To read the article click on the picture above.
Tye Band News Article - Omaha Star
To read the article click on the picture above.

Tye Band News Article - Omaha World Herald News ArticleTye Band News Article - Omaha World Herald News ArticleTye Band News Article - Omaha World Herald News Article 1
To read the article click on the picture above.

Tye Band Daily Record News ArticleTye Band Daily Record News ArticleTye Band Daily Record News Article
To read the article click on the picture above.

Metro Omaha & the Region News Tye Band Article
To read the article click on the picture above.
Grand island Independent News Article April 14 2006 Military Bracelets Memorial Bracelets Custom Bracelet Fallen Officer Bracelets Memory Bracelets Photo Bracelet
To read the article click on the picture above.
TESTIMONY
Letters
to
The Tye Band Company
To read the Letters click on the picture above.
Grand island Independent News Article Febuary 2 2006 Military Bracelets Memorial Bracelets Custom Bracelet Fallen Officer Bracelets Memory Bracelets Photo Bracelet
To read the article click on the picture above.
Omaha Police NewsletterOmaha Police Newsletter
To read the article click on the picture above.
Omaha News Article Tye Band Makes 1st DonationOmaha News Article Tye Band Makes 1st Donation
To read the article click on the picture above.

To read the article click on the picture above.

To read the article click on the picture above.
President Bush
President Bush Honors Pratts
Honors
Pratts

To read the article click on the picture above.
Tye Band News in Texas
Odessa, Texas
October 3, 2007
To Watch the VIDEO
Click on the Picture Above

Kentucky News
November 12, 2007
To Watch the VIDEO
Click on the Picture Above


Shooting Bring Up Bad Memories
... Sept. 11, 2008

To Watch the VIDEO
Click on the Picture Above


The Tye Band is PATENTED
5 Years to the day... Sept
. 19, 2008
To Watch the VIDEO
Click on the Picture Above

"From the Beginning
Toddler Tye
until the day Tye Went Home"



Officer Mike Pratt Jr.

Officer TYE Pratt's Funeral

The Tye Band is a wonderful way to Display Case your hero. For a look a some unique Display Cases click... here

The Tye Band Fundraising Bracelet and Memorial Wristband
Tye Band - Wristbands - Fallen Officer Wristband - Fundraiser Fundraising Memorial Wristband - Memorial Bracelet - Picture Bracelet - Picture wristband - Photo Bracelet - Photo wristband

If you would like us to make special / custom Tye BandsTM for you, Please
contact us:
402.359.5539 - 402.359.2249 or
Email: TyeBand@OfficerPratt.org
Please put Tye Band in the Subject line of your Email.

If you want to differance in the lives of others... Buy a Tye BandTM
To Order Your Tye BandTM Click...
HERE


This Site is managed by Collector's Display Case Company - UsaDisplay.Net.
The Tye BandTM "The Bands that TYE us all together©"
512 North Spruce St. - Valley NE 68064-9670
Email: Info@TyeBand.com
(402) 359.5539
Reproduction of any part or all of the contents of this site is forbidden without the expressed written permission from Mike & Rita Pratt.