It's not a
matter of "If"
it's a matter of when.
"Officer down, Officer needs help" are
words that can change lives forever...words that remain ever present and
irremovable in the minds and hearts of the police family.
The Ultimate Sacrifice Death is the ultimate sacrifice, and inevitable for far too many officers who
patrol and protect a large and complex city metropolis. But there are many
other circumstances encountered daily and unavoidably in the routine life of a
police officer -- encounters that end up seriously injuring our officers --
encounters that oftentimes permanently disable them from ever working again.
The Los Angeles Police
Memorial Foundation was integrated into the Los Angeles Police Department as a
means to provide financial assistance to families of police officers who were
killed in the line of duty. And because of the generous support of the Los
Angeles community, the Memorial Foundation has been able to extend benefits far
beyond its' original purpose.
Since its' inception, the
Memorial Foundation has provided more than $8 million in financial grants. The
funding made possible by donations has helped restore stability to many
bereaved and stricken police families. More importantly, perhaps, the Memorial
Foundation has brought a measure of peace of mind to our 9,000 officers,
knowing that as they protect, they too are being protected.
We are profoundly grateful to
all of our donors...