"As we reflect on the achievements of 20 years of service we think not only about the families we’ve helped. We also think about the thousands of public safety families we never meet because their loved ones return home safely after each shift.
We pray that no one ever needs our help, but we also know the realities of crime, danger, and heroism inherent in serving as a first responder. Inevitably, evil acts and accidents occur and families who have carried the burdens and sacrifice of a loved one in public safety service are further upended by tragic loss.
These families—the ones we only come to know in moments of sadness—are the reason VPSF must always be prepared and the reason your support is so important."
VPSF President, 2018-2021
COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SAFETY MEMORIAL
VPSF serves as the official administrator of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial. From 2009-2014, VPSF led the campaign to build the memorial at Capitol Square in Richmond. It was dedicated on December 6, 2014, and became official property of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VPSF continues to administer the memorial, providing for the annual addition of names and working closely with the state to provide for its maintenance.
LINE OF DUTY DEATH FUND
VPSF provides immediate cash grant assistance to the families of public safety officers killed in the line of duty, with the goal of delivering this assistance as soon as possible following an officer's death. $2,000 is given to each family, providing reassuring financial support. During this time, families cope with the unexpected expenses of a sudden death before insurance or work benefits take effect.
VPSF's Line of Duty Death Fund was established with the belief that public safety officers make sacrifices each day to protect our families, so it is only appropriate that we, the citizens who benefit from their brave service, make some sacrifice to protect their families when their need is greatest.
Line of Duty Death Fund Application (Word doc)
Line of Duty Death Fund Application (Adobe PDF)