Charitable Organizations and Causes

The TDF regularly contributes to charities similar to ours in support of the dedication they show in honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

NYPD/DEA Widows & Children's Fund

The NYPD DEA maintains a not-for-profit charitable Fund – the DEA Widows’ and Children’s Fund – which originated to help support the families of those who died in the line of duty.The concept of this Fund dates back to the founding of the Union in 1917, at a time when the widows and children of slain Police Officers received very little assistance, and it was up to the Officer’s colleagues to look after the welfare of the families of their fallen brothers. That protective spirit, bond, fraternity, and brotherhood still exists today amongst the members of New York’s Finest.

One of the Fund’s primary functions is providing to the families of the fallen select health benefits, as well as financial assistance with excessive medical bills, equipment, and other items. We have serviced and continue to service more than 100 “line of duty” families.

NYPD/DEA Widows & Children's Fund

Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Little League

On October 18, 1988, 24 year-old Police Officer Michael J. Buczek was killed by drug dealers in Washington Heights. Neighborhood residents were afraid of the drug dealers and afraid to talk to the police about them, too.

Rather than let sadness consume them, Officer Buczek's family committed themselves to changing the community that Michael served and loved for the better. In 1989, Officer Buczek's family created the Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Little League to continue Michael's service to the Washington Heights community and to strengthen the community's relationship with the NYPD.

Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Little League

New England C.O.P.S.

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., also known as C.O.P.S., is a nationwide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal government criteria. The New England Chapter supports survivors in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The New England Chapter of C.O.P.S. began its mission in July, 1995. Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed nationally in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. The national and local chapters of C.O.P.S. provide resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S. - the price paid is already too high.

New England C.O.P.S.

Officer Collier Police Fund

Late-night Thursday, April 18, 2013, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was tragically shot and killed while defending the MIT campus community.

In tribute to Officer Collier, the Institute created the Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund. Gifts to this fund have been used to establish the Collier Medal — which is awarded to individuals who demonstrate the values and character of Officer Collier.

Officer Collier Police Fund

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial

The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation (MLEMF) is a charitable, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1995 for the express purpose of building and maintaining a permanent memorial to the memory of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts.

The memorial is a place where surviving family members, fellow officers and the general public can go to reflect and remember that our way of life has been protected and enhanced by them. It helps to ensure that their sacrifices are remembered by future generations and visitors to our state.

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial