Every law enforcement officer accepts significant risk as a part of his or her job. When an officer dies in the line of duty, the surviving family members are met with shock and grief accompanied by immediate financial pressures.
Here in Utah, there are varying levels of support in place across law enforcement agencies, as well as some federal programs to help families of the fallen. Among these varying programs, none provide immediate relief, and some require months to navigate beaurocratic red tape.
The Utah 1033 Foundation provides immediate financial support to the families of fallen Utah Law Enforcement officers. We will deliver a check for $25,000 to a fallen officer’s family on the day we learn of a line of duty fatality and provide college scholarships to their children. This direct and immediate support helps defray pressing costs at a time when a family may have lost a primary income earner. Named for the radio code “10-33,” which means an officer is in urgent need of help, the Foundation is honored to give back to the families who accept great risk and make such a sacrifice that we may have safer communities.