Our Commitment to Law Enforcement Family Survivors
Often when a family is shattered by the tragic loss of their police officer, AFP&CC actually becomes family. How? By being there year after year. With emergency financial assistance. Birthday and holiday gifts for the children. Gifts on Mothers’ Day and Fathers' Day. Never, ever forgetting the sacrifice made by their hero in blue. AFP&CC has made a sacred promise to never turn away a family survivor whose police officer was killed in the line of duty. We now serve over 12,300 police family survivors with our nationwide program.
Grief Counseling and Emergency Assistance
Nearly every day, AFP&CC receives a phone call, sees a news report or opens a personal letter and learns of another fallen hero who has sacrificed his or her life in the line of duty somewhere in the United States. As heart wrenching as this news is for our organization, it is even more devastating to the fallen officer’s family and loved ones. The sorrow can be unmanageable and the grief overpowering. AFP&CC helps survivor families cope with their pain by sending money for grief counseling and emergency assistance as soon as word is received about the officer's death.
Each year, AFP&CC awards hundreds of scholarships to surviving sons and daughters of police officers killed in the line of duty. This nationwide program provides assistance to high school graduates attending a traditional four-year college, university, technical or vocational institution.
The AFP&CC Summer Camp Program offers sons and daughters of fallen officers scholarships to be used for summer camp tuition at the camp of their choice. AFP&CC offers this opportunity to hundreds of children each year and with further support from major donors hopes to increase the amount of support available.
Gifts of Remembrance
Each year, on the one year anniversary of the officer’s death, to honor the fallen hero, AFP&CC sends a gift of remembrance to the officer’s family.
I just returned to Hawaii from my first year away at college in California and received your generous scholarship in the mail. Thank you for making it possible for me to attend college on the mainland this past year and for again gifting me with a scholarship for next year, it is truly a privilege to be able to do this and your scholarship helps tremendously to defray some of the tuition costs. I also want to thank you for all the love and support that you have showed our family over the last 11 years since my dad passed away in the line of duty. Attached are some pictures from my stay at Chapman University, I look forward to another great year there next year!
Aloha for now,
This Thank you note is long overdue but I want you to know how much I appreciate the gifts that are sent to me each year from American Police Hall of Fame. This year was the 40th Anniversary of my husband’s LOD death.
Thank you for all you and the organization do for us.
You guys are amazing!!! Thank you so much!!! There is no way she could have attended this camp without your help!!!
We are so grateful for everything your organization does!!