The Hearts of Gold Police Family Outreach Program was created to help the members of the Tucson Police Department when serious accident or heath problems arise.
Each year, members of the Tucson Police Department or someone from one of their families may experience a catastrophic illness, a serious accident, or have to deal with an on-going care issue. The financial costs can be high and add stress on top of the very stressful jobs they have in helping to serve and protect our community.
When a catastrophic illness or injury strikes a family member of the Tucson Police Department, they don’t stay home — they come to work to serve our community, often taking on dangerous assignments and placing their life at risk for our community members. A police officer may be called upon to serve a high risk warrant to rescue a child from a drug house or an abusive situation — all of this while the officer is under the additional stress of having a child with serious disabilities.
A dispatcher may suffer a stroke at home and may not be able to care for her children or make a rent payment. Yet just the night before her alertness helped officers to catch a car jack suspect.
Who helps our protectors? You can help. Your gift can help the good people who protect you with your donation to the Hearts of Gold Police Family Outreach Fund.
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American Heroes: Looking Back, Moving Forward
On Saturday, September 10, 2011 Hearts of Gold is holding a September 11 memorial event titled American Heroes: Looking Back, Moving Forward in honor of the ten-year anniversary of that unforgettable day. During the event, tribute will be paid to the hundreds of police and fire personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice that day. The memorial ceremony will include dinner and dancing. The fundraising goal is $15,000 to support department members during times of financial hardship due to serious medical illness or injury.
This memorial event has been organized through a partnership between the Tucson Police Department Hearts of Gold Program and the Tucson Fire Department Axes in Arms program and is sponsored by the Tucson Police Foundation, which is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Please join us in the Tucson Police and Tucson Fire Departments in paying tribute to those lost and honoring the brave men and women of the Tucson Police and Tucson Fire Departments.