Fallen and Critically Injured Officer Fund
A support system for families and assisting them after officers are injured and killed
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Since being established in 2018, the Fallen & Critically Injured Officers Fund has supported the families of fallen and critically injured officers in many ways. The money raised from the fund assists the families financially and the board strives to remain connected and provide support long after their loved ones are injured or killed. The committee supports the families by doing things like sending cards and flowers on birthdays, anniversaries, and end of watch dates, hosting a Christmas party for the children of fallen and critically injured officers, provide memberships to the Detroit Zoo, Science Center and PAL, create Back-to-School bags and small mementos for families throughout the year.
When an officer is killed in the line of duty, the Fallen & Critically Injured Officers Fund helps financially too. The fund always covers flight costs for two loved ones to attend Police Week in Washington D.C. each May. During this event, the officer’s name is added to the National Fallen Officers Memorial Wall. The DPSF works with MCOPS which pays for hotel and other incidentals for the week. The DPSF works with the Fallen & Critically Injured Officers Fund and the DPD Peer Support Team to coordinate with national and state organizations to secure benefits for families of fallen officers.
In addition to maintaining the Fallen Officer Memorial Wall at the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters, the DPSF also managed an interactive kiosk. Both are available for the public to view on the 3rd floor of the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters at 1301 Third Street. The DPSF participates in a dedication ceremony of the officer’s picture on the wall with department members and family members.
This continual contact will help the families heal and feel the support from the Detroit Police Department and community long after the initial loss of their loved one.
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