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 need.
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. However, we have found that among these varying programs, none provide immediate relief, and some require months of navigating 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 its main breadwinner.