History

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It all started when…

Founded in 2007 by Rochester Police Officer Justin Collins, BOHA has been working to fill a much-needed void within the law enforcement community regarding critical incidents by making sure Officers involved in critical incidents know they are not alone.  

Over the past 10 years the Badge of Honor Association (BOHA) has been on a mission to unite the law enforcement community. To date, the volunteer organization has raised over $200,000 for law enforcement involved in critical incidents and the children of fallen officers, implemented more than 25 benefit events, and erected more than 100 memorials signs honoring fallen officers. 

With the profession under attack, both in the streets and in the media, BOHA is needed today more than ever because there are still men and women who put their lives on the line every day protecting the communities that we live in.  BOHA provides much needed support for officers who are involved in critical incidents by donating financially to officers involved in critical incidents as well as provides a network of support that brings awareness, counseling, education and recognition to the officers involved. Additionally, BOHA provides gift certificates, weekend get-aways, and other methods to assist the officer and their family during the difficult time. 

Since 2007, more than 40,000 Police Officers have attended events recognizing the heroism and acts of bravery taken when facing pure evil. Critical Incident care packages are sent to officers who are dealing with the after effects of being involved in critical incidents.

Badge of Honor’s Police peer to peer support program, The Blue Line Speaks, we are starting the conversation among Officers to provide support in a safe and confidential environment.