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Police Survivors

City Council Approves Petition to Grant Pension to Family of Officer who Drowned Trying to Rescue Swimmers

"A police officer gave up his life and we have to make sure his wife and his kids are taken care of. That's our responsibility as a community, as a city family," Councilor Morris Bergman said. "We certainly want to make sure that the city where Officer Familia served and sacrificed his life is participating and leading the effort."

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National Police Week and a Very Deadly Year

The names of 394 officers who died in the line of duty were added this year to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in our Nation's Capital—362 are those who died during 2020. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers are dying in the line of duty at a rate of nearly one per day in 2021. Where is the outrage?

Nebraska Bill Would Provide a New Death Benefit for Families of Fallen Officers

LB255, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, would provide monetary compensation to the family of a law enforcement officer, firefighter or public EMS ambulance squad member killed in the line of duty, including those who work on a voluntary basis.

Slain Boulder Officer Loved His Job and His Family

In 2010, after one of his closest friends died in a DUI crash, he quit, left behind his master’s degree and enrolled in the police academy at age 40, according to his friends and family.

Family of Slain Washington Deputy Sues County, Claims Lack of Backup

“Pierce County knowingly put Deputy McCartney in the untenable position of responding without any immediate back-up,” part of the lawsuit said. “But for Pierce County’s failure to properly staff and train its deputies, Daniel McCartney would likely still be alive.”

Families Seek Duty Death Status for Officers who Died from Suicide After Capitol Riot

Officers Jeffrey Smith's and Howard Liebengood's families say they deserve line of duty recognition because they believe the officers would be alive today if the Jan. 6 riot did not occur.

Rap Star Offers to Pay College Tuition for Children of FBI Agents Killed Last Week

Kodak Black had his attorney, Bradford Cohen, reach out to the FBI Miami division with an offer to pay college tuition for the children of Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger.

Toledo 8-Year-Old Raises $13,000 for Family of Fallen Officer

Max Titkemeier donated all of his proceeds to the family of Toledo Officer Brandon Stalker who was shot and killed at a standoff last Monday.

Charity Pays off Mortgage for Slain AL Officer's Family

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a national group that pays off the homes of officers who are killed on the job and leave children behind. The foundation plans to pay off 36 homes this holiday season.

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Daughter of Slain Officer Fights School District Over Banning of "Thin Blue Line" Symbol

Carla Caccavale, whose father was fatally shot in 1976 when she was just 20 days old, called out the Pelham, NY, superintendent for allowing staff to wear Black Lives Matter-related gear while banning the sweatshirt with a patch honoring her father, Transit Police Detective George Caccavale.

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