Their Duty was to Protect and Serve...Our Duty is to Remember
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Our mission is to raise public awareness in Stanislaus County about officers who die in the line of duty to keep the community safe and to support the families of those officers. We provide educational information about and attendance at the Stanislaus County, State and National memorials for fallen officers.
We strive to educate the public about the sacrifices made by officers and their families in our community. The public needs to know that these were people who gave their lives, and not just statistics. We are committed to bringing the faces of these officers and their stories into the public consciousness so that there may be an appreciation of the loss that their families and the community have suffered.
Inspired by a line from the poem on the California Peace Officer Memorial, "Alas my name, no more my face", the Peace Officer Memorial Group was formed in 2002.
We help the families to attend memorials and support them through food, monetary contributions and any other way the board of directors finds necessary. We also meet with law enforcement spouses in order to raise their awareness and prepare a support structure so that when critical incidents happen, they have someone to whom they can turn.
We strive to increase law enforcement awareness of these sacrifices so as to keep peace officers thinking of the situations and keeping the bereaved families in their hearts.
The Peace Officer Memorial Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and our programs and services are funded by donations.
Our Board of Directors:
President ----------- Gail Smith
Secretary ----------- Christy Beffa
Treasurer ----------- Ed Smith
Director at Large -Tim Helton
Director at Large - Dana Thiel
Director at Large - Charles Grom