Important Message from the Badge of Honor Association
At the Badge of Honor Association, we have proudly worked over the last 12 years to provide emotional and financial support for law enforcement officers who are dealing with the after effects of being involved in a critical incident; as well as the children and families of officers who have died in the line of duty.
Since 2007, the Badge of Honor Association has been on a mission to unite the law enforcement community. We are proud that we have remained an entirely volunteer-run organization, and we raised over $200,000 for law enforcement officers involved in critical incidents and the children and families of fallen officers, implemented more than 25 benefit events, and erected more than 100 memorial signs honoring fallen officers.
Over the last six months, we have analyzed the sustainability of our organization. Based on this analysis, we have determined that as an organization, we have evolved to the point where our current infrastructure and resources cannot be effectively managed with volunteers, and we do not have the capacity to hire paid staff. For that reason, management, along with the Board of Directors, comprised of Police Officers as well as civilians, is sharing that we plan to dissolve the Badge of Honor Association in 2019 and as a result, the organization has stopped operations.
However, we are determined to continue our support of Police Officers and their families. We are actively working with regional Police charities and upon the completion of the dissolution process, and in accordance with federal regulations, we will be donating the balance of our funds to a regional Police charity that aligns with our mission and serves the same population that we have served since 2007. Once the final donation is complete we will have an update here on our website to let the public know where the funds were donated.
We would like to direct those we serve, and those who have a desire to continue their volunteer service to a similar organization to:
WNY Police Helpline
The Western New York Police Helpline provides 24/7 confidential assistance, information, and referrals by trained Police Peers to working and retired police officers, correction officers, dispatchers, and their families. The helpline assists with any issues that may impact work and family life.
Concerns of Police Survivors - local chapters
Western New York Chapter: (716) 684-7028 (currently no website available)
Genesee Valley C.O.P.S.: http://copsgeneseevalley.org/
Concerns of Police Survivors mission is Rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths.
Code 9 Project
Their mission is to provide education, support and viable self-help tools to all Public Safety Personnel and their families for the purpose of managing and reducing the compressive stress effects, such as PTSD and suicide.
We would like to thank the countless volunteers, donors and supporters who have allowed the Badge of Honor Association to make a positive impact for those we have served since 2007. We would not have been able to carry out this important work without your support.