The Drug Enforcement Administration's Survivors Benefit Fund (DEASBF) received a donation of $30,000 from Glock Inc., on Monday, Oct. 27, at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
The DEASBF was established to provide for the families of fallen DEA agents. The Fund provides finances for the college education of children who lost a parent in the line of duty. One such recipient currently benefitting from these financial services is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University senior Matthew Wallace.
Wallace lost his father before the age of two to a plane crash in South America on a mission to stop the illegal exportation of drugs into the United States. "I could not have afforded to go to this University with only my mom to support me. I wouldn't have been able to pursue my dream of becoming a professional pilot without the finances provided by the DEASBF," said Wallace. "I will use the support to better myself and in turn I will pay it forward by teaching others to fly so that they can live their dreams like me."
This marks the sixth annual contribution Glock Inc. has donated to the DEASBF. Bob Radecki, Glock National Sales Manager, presented the check at the Glock booth to DEASBF Chairman Richard Crock. "The fund would not exist without donors and partners like Glock," Crock stated. "Currently, the Benefit Fund pays line of duty death and continuing education benefits to the families of DEA agents and task force officers killed in the line of duty."
"One of the most impactful ways to honor those who have laid down their lives to serve and protect is to assist in providing their children with an education that will give them the opportunity to shape the world," stated Radecki. "The DEASBF has truly made a difference for so many and Glock is proud to contribute to this meaningful cause."
About Glock Inc.
The Glock Group is a global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. Approximately 65% of agencies within the United States choose to carry Glock. Based in Smyrna, Ga., Glock Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, visit http://us.glock.com/.
The Survivors Benefit Fund was formed to assist the families left behind by our fallen heroes. Its mission as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is to ensure the continual financial support for the families in their time of need - to provide for and guarantee that the fallen loved ones are never to be forgotten. For more information, visit https://www.survivorsbenefitfund.org/