Welcome and thank you for visiting the official site for Fallen Officers Remembered, a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to carrying out our mission of protecting our community by protecting our law enforcement officers. How? We help provide the officers with life saving equipment – a bullet-proof vest to help protect themselves from harm. Our officers need to be fully armed and protected to do the job they do to help protect you and they are not given all of their equipment.
We started our organization as “The Rodney Pocceschi Scholarship Fund” in 2004 . We wanted to do more so we became Fallen Officers Remembered. The organization was formed to create a means to honor those we have lost and protect those still on duty. Our main purpose is to raise or increase respect, loyalty, appreciation, and admiration for those special individuals who are willing to unselfishly offer the ultimate sacrifice: their precious lives; something that many of us never give a second thought or care about. Our mission is simple, powerful, and critical: to bring law enforcement officers home safe everyday.
Every day, law enforcement officers go out into the world to protect and serve us. Never knowing what they will face, they are provided with training to prepare them for any situation. But every year, officers pay the ultimate sacrifice or suffer debilitating injuries. Lives that could be saved and injuries that could be lessened if officers were protected with bulletproof vests.
In the United States, on average, one law enforcement officer is killed every 53 hours. More than 56,000 officers are assaulted each year. 16,000 are injured. It doesn’t have to be this way. More than 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect and serve each day. It’s time that we help protect them.
It is our honor to show how much we truly appreciate everything that law enforcement officers do so unselfishly for us each and every day. Helping those who help us each and every day can be challenging, but we know that our work is important. To advance our goals as a non-profit organization, we:
- Raise funds to purchase and donate bullet-proof vests to law enforcement officers and K-9′s through our National Adopt-A-Cop and No Officer Left Behind programs.
- Host programs and events in schools Kids, K-9′s, and Cops
- Host programs and events Events held
- Participate in and support the national event, Law Enforcement United Ride
- Make a Gift, Donation or Purchase