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Volunteer First Responders in action, leaving an event quickly to answer a call they have just been paged to.

Why South Dakota Salutes?

Every day thousands of South Dakota First Responders and Military Personnel stand ready to serve and protect the citizens of our state against the tragedies of the unknown. The very fabric of our society is held together by the consistent thread of safety they provide. When we need them, we know the men and women who dedicate their lives to serving and protecting, either full-time, part-time, or as volunteers, will be there for us all 24/7/365.

Our Mission

To demonstrate appreciation and provide support to South Dakota full-time, part-time, or volunteer members of Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, EMTs, active Military & Military Veterans.

Annual Shooting Competition

South Dakota Salutes
Three Funding Objectives

Loss of Life Fund

A special fund intended to bridge the immediate financial concerns of families of South Dakota First Responders who have died in the “line of duty.”

An appreciation event to say "thank you" to the First Responders and Military Personnel who serve & protect the citizens of South Dakota.

Special Needs Fund

A fund created to provide "seed money" that can be leveraged through matching funds, providing financial resources to cover unmet needs of South Dakota emergency response organizations. 

Save the Date

2024 Shooting Event

Monday & Tuesday

September 23rd-24th

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Firefighters | 8,000
Law Enforcement | 1,800
National Guard & Reserve | 4,700
Military Veterans | 65,000
EMTs | 3,000
Active Military | 3,500

Total | 86,000

South Dakota
By the Numbers

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