Band of Blue is a nonprofit organization with a nationwide focus on providing support to the children of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Our mission is to impact the lives of the children of these fallen heroes. Every day, all across this country, brave men and women will put their lives on the line. They will say goodbye to their families not knowing if they will return home at the end of their shift. Each year, approximately 150 law enforcement officers will not return home. Through our efforts, Band of Blue will provide assurance to these children that they will forever be part of this great law enforcement family. Band of Blue is about family, our law enforcement family.
Only those who wear the badge can truly appreciate the stress that is inherent with potentially leaving their families unattended for. Band of Blue gives structure to the need of each individual officer to have confidence that their kindred spirits in law enforcement will help their children when they need it most.
Band of Blue will supplement existing efforts to assist the children of officers killed in the line of duty. When an agency experiences a loss, members of these agencies rally around the surviving family. Band Of Blue strives to be a resource for these affected members to provide a unique experience to the surviving children. Referrals from the families themselves and the departments of the affected officers will allow Band of Blue to understand and appreciate the unique challenges each family faces. Funds will be raised through a variety of resources to assist these children.
An extension of the mission of Band of Blue is to provide an outlet for the grief that law enforcement officers experience when a fellow officer is lost in the line of duty. Band of Blue will be there for fellow officers as well as the affected family. The thought of the family that is left behind becomes a pain that every officer feels. Band of Blue is something that we can all be part of and feel like we are directly affecting the families left behind. Band of Blue will provide a relief to the helplessness that many officers feel when they learn of a tragic loss in their law enforcement family.