AboutThe National Fallen Officer Foundation is a 501(c)3 police-support organization designed to assist the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty nationwide. The National Fallen Officer Foundation's strategic mission is to: raise awareness about threats to officer safety, provide advocacy in support of "fallen officer" families, and to provide financial assistance to all impacted families. The National Fallen Officer Foundation will also provide education and support programs that encourage law enforcement and community engagement. The National Fallen Officer Foundation operates in an "exclusive" space considering that its services are offered free of charge; there are no membership requirements associated with receiving the benefit; nor will there be any restrictions placed on donations made to families.
Over the last five years, more than 800 officers have been killed in the line of duty. These tragedies have often left families devastated while faced with unanticipated financial hardships. Based on our experience with dealing with these crises, The National Fallen Officer Foundation was formed to help fill a necessary void. We understand that line of duty death benefits vary from state to state and oftentimes there are no funds available for immediate bereavement relief to assist with funeral preparation and/or other family needs.
The National Fallen Officer Foundation's managing board is comprised of experienced law enforcement officials and prominent business leaders from across the United States that understand these tragedies and have chosen to take on the ambition goal of engaging the entire nation to support our true heroes – our "fallen officers." We are confident that with the support of the public-private sector that we will be able to fulfill our mission in perpetuity.