In a blink of an eye life can change dramatically. That is exactly what happened on October 14, 2012 to Officer Bruce Potter and his family: a loving wife and two children.
The Police Benevolent Foundation’s first Behind the Badge Seminar for 2013 was held in Hampton, Virginia on January 25, 2013. The Seminar was a great success and a great start for a new year. Sergeant Kristine Wright and staff of the Hampton Police Training Division were able o secure the Sandy Bottom Nature Park Center for our day of training. The police training staff and the staff of Sandy Bottom Nature Park saw that all needs of the eighty-five (85) attendees were met....(02-05-13)
The North Carolina Police Benevolent
Association is currently holding two
separate raffles for sports memorabilia
items to benefit the Police Benevolent
Foundation. Founded in 2005, the PBF is
a 501 C3, and was created to help
families that have lost a loved one in
the line of duty along with other
The 2nd Annual Race for the Fallen Half Marathon to benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation was held on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at Red Top Mountain State Park. Each year, more than 140 officers leave for work and do not return home to the families who love and support them. The harsh reality is that the men and women of our local police departments who have chosen to accept the honor of protecting our communities often face deadly consequences that leave their families in dire straits. When we lose a member of the police force, we lose an experienced, trained community hero who gave his or her life to protect the community...
In case you have been hiding under a rock and haven’t heard yet, the Police Benevolent Foundation is sponsoring suicide prevention seminars titled Behind the Badge. These seminars are approximately eight hours in length and cover numerous topics related to law enforcement stressors, stress management and suicide prevention.
The Arkansas Division of the Southern States PBA, Inc. and the Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. have partnered with In Harm’s Way and the Mississippi L.E.A.P.S. programs to educate law enforcement administrators, law enforcement officers and their family members about the hidden dangers of PTSD and its connection to the high rate of law enforcement suicide.
The Mississippi Division of the Southern States PBA, Inc. and the Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. have partnered with In Harm’s Way and the Mississippi L.E.A.P.S. programs to educate law enforcement administrators, law enforcement officers and their family members about the hidden dangers of PTSD and its connection to the high rate of law enforcement suicide.
In William Wright's world, everything had a season, and a
time to every purpose under heaven.
On July 15th, 2011, my day started out like any other day on the job as a police officer. However, before this work day would come to a close, my way of life as I had known it for 32 years would be changed forever. On this date, at 4:57 pm, I was involved in an on duty motorcycle crash with a full size pick-up truck. As I was proceeding through an intersection in pursuit of a violator, with my emergency equipment on, the driver of the vehicle turned left in front of me at the intersection of Morrisville Carpenter Rd and NC Hwy 55.
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The Virginia PBA and the Police Benevolent Foundation hosted a second in what will be a series of PTSD and suicide prevention seminars on March 28th. The Behind the Badge program, which was created with a purpose of combating PTSD and reducing the incidences of law enforcement suicide, is a collaborative effort with the In Harm’s Way and Mississippi L.E.A.P.S. programs headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida and Meridian, Mississippi respectfully. This event was organized thanks to the interests and efforts of Mark Geier and Lt. Mark Posch – both from the Norfolk Police Department. Geier, after attending a previous Behind the Badge seminar, realized that it would be a valuable resource for the Norfolk district. He enlisted the help of Lt. Posch and the two secured the use of the Norfolk district station...(04-11-12)
In a recent report conducted by the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund, a disturbing trend was uncovered. Although the past year saw an increase in police officer “in the line of duty” deaths, there was a sharp spike in firearms related deaths.
The PBF and the Albemarle Chapter of the NCPBA would like to thank local Realtor, Dawn Midgette with a plaque, in appreciation of her donating her beach house back in May 2011 to the PBF at the Cary, NC fundraiser....(10-26-11)
To show our support for our heroes of the Police and Fire Departments of Tennessee, the Nashville Predators are offering an exclusive opportunity to purchase discounted game tickets.
As the tenth anniversary of the most horrific attack against American citizens draws closer, conversations have already began as millions of Americans reminisce about where they were...(09-01-11)
Carolina Police Benevolent Association teams up with Outback Steakhouse for
a night of food, fun, football, and charity
A total of 98 federal, state and local law enforcement officers died during the first half of 2011 (January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011), according to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This represents a 14% increase over the 86 officer fatalities during the same time in 2010. Firearms-related fatalities reached a 20-year high...(08-05-11)
It is time once again for the “Hog Wild Fundraiser.” This year the prize is a pair of tickets to the Razorbacks vs. MSU Bulldogs SEC football showdown. The game will be held in Little Rock on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The drawing for this SEC football package will be held on November 12, 2011, and the winner will be notified by phone.
The Police Benevolent Foundation recently presented a plaque of appreciation to employees of Stella Nova Technologies Inc. in Wake Forest, NC. Stella Nova Technologies is a growing technology company comprised of seasoned retail professionals working alongside experienced developers....(07-18-11)
The Police Benevolent Foundation and the Cary Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association are rallying behind PBA member and fellow officer Chad Penland. He was involved in an on-duty motorcycle accident on July 15th and hospitalized for his injuries. The Cary chapter hopes to alleviate some of the expenses for his family as they support Chad and his recovery efforts....(07-18-11)
Carolina Division of the Police Benevolent Association recently
completed its latest raffle. The raffle was created to raise funds to
support the Foundation’s fallen officer fund that provides aid to the
families of fallen law enforcement officers. The raffle raised $5000 for
the Foundation, and combined the support of many PBA members and
supporters who sold hundreds....(07-01-11)
In the wake of tragedy, the Police Benevolent Foundation receives major support for fallen officers. The Speyer/Tennsco Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, in response to the tragic deaths of law enforcement officers, awarded the Foundation a grant in the amount of $5000....
On Friday, December 3, 2010, NCPBA President, Randy Byrd, met with Laura Falanga in Raleigh to receive a $1,000.00 check from the Wake Chapter of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC). This donation was made possible through the efforts of local chapter members....(06/17/11)
(June 7, 2011) -- The Police Benevolent Foundation,
Inc. and the Tennessee Division of the Southern States PBA are in
mourning as one of their own, Deputy Keith Bellar of the Dickson
County Sheriff office, died from injuries suffered in a shooting
while responding to what he thought was a traffic accident. The PBF
is asking everyone to please pass this information along to friends
and family. Deputy Bellar's family will need all of us to rally
behind them in these hard times....
Since its inception in 2009, the Foundation’s Behind the Badge PTSD and suicide prevention program has conducted six free seminars attended by hundreds of law enforcement officers and their family members. These seminars are conducted in partnership with the In Harm’s Way and Mississippi LEAPS programs...(05/23/11)
The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina Division of the Southern States PBA are in mourning as one of their own, Deputy Kenneth Cobb of the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office, and his three year old son were tragically killed in a jet ski accident late Sunday afternoon. Deputy Cobb, his three year old son David and his wife Katrina were riding a jet ski
On January 30, 2011, the Police Benevolent Foundation and the Cary Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association partnered with Bunkey’s Car Wash in Cary to raise money for fellow officer and PBA member Matt Long......(4/25/11)
In February of this year, the North Carolina Police Benevolent Foundation conducted a raffle to raise money for the Police Benevolent Foundation. Chapter leaders from throughout the state led the efforts to raffle two R. Lee Ermy posters.
The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Arkansas Division of the Southern States PBA banded together with two local Arkansas communities on Monday, April 18th to help raise funds for the family of a fallen Truman police officer. Officer Jonathan Schmidt of the Trumann Police Department was shot and killed about 11:30 P.M. on Tuesday, April 12th during a traffic stop. Fundraisers in honor of Officer Schmidt took place at the Wal-Mart locations in both Jonesboro and Trumann, Arkansas on Monday, April 18th...
On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, the Police Benevolent Foundation and
the North Carolina PBA sponsored the John Taylor 5K Recovery Run in
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. The event was organized by two of
John’s friends and fellow officers – Joe Puhak and Mike Mosley.
(April 13, 2011) -- The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Arkansas Division of the Southern States PBA are in mourning as one of their own, Officer Jonathan Schmidt of the Trumann Police Department, was shot and killed about 11:30 P.M. on Tuesday, April 12....DONATE NOW!
Great News! The PBF has partnered with Major League Baseball’s, the Washington Nationals to hold the Police Benevolent Foundation Day at Nationals' Park on Sunday, May 15, 2011 in Washington D.C. which will coincide with National Police Week. $8 of every ticket sold through the PBF will be donated to the Police Benevolent Foundation. Help us spread the word and get your tickets now! Click here to get your tickets
A PTSD research and outreach program developed by the Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida, and Florida Regional Community Policing Institute at St. Petersburg College is coming to North and South Carolina....(03-20-11)
As a member of the Foundation's Advisory Board in North Carolina, Joyce Plouff shines bright in her efforts to bring light to the dangers of police work. Her Blue Light Campaign raised more than $1700 in direct support for the Police Benevolent Foundation's Fallen Officer Fund in memory of her late husband, fallen officer Sergeant Howard Plouff....(02-17-11)
The North Carolina PBA would like to congratulate Winston-Salem Police Department Officer and NCPBA member Officer Justin Anderson for being awarded the Winston-Salem Police Department Medal of Merit..... (02-04-11)
The PBA has long held the reputation for educating the public about the daily work of law enforcement officers and the sacrifices they make to keep their communities safe. Through these education efforts many relationships with the community have led to partnerships that have benefited members of the PBA. The PBA also has an extensive history for creating solid and sustainable relationships with elected officials to effect positive change for their members....(01-26-11)
The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Arkansas Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind Blytheville Police Officer Cody Gentry who was involved in an accident Tuesday, January 18, 2011. While responding with the Arkansas State Police to locate a potential suspect vehicle, Officer hit a ditch embankment just north of the Hwy 61 intersection with Golf Links Drive. Officer Gentry was..... (1/20/11)
We are please to announce Doctor Michael Reimels of Reimels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 13605 Reese Boulevard in Huntersville made a very generous donation the Police Benevolent Foundation on..... (1/7/11)
The Police Benevolent Foundation (PBF) and the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia would like to express its deepest sympathy and compassion to the family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers of Dougherty County Police Officer Lieutenant Cliff Rouse. Rouse who was fatally shot while responding to an armed robbery call..... (12/27/10)
The Police Benevolent Foundation and the Cary Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association are rallying behind PBA member and fellow officer Matt Long. Matt was recently diagnosed with cancer and will be undergoing extensive treatment in the ensuing weeks and months. The Cary chapter hopes to alleviate the financial concerns for Matt and his family as he progresses towards a clean bill of health. .... (12-17-10)
(December 14, 2010) -- On Friday, December 10, 2010 the Police Benevolent Foundation along with members of the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association rallied together to raise funds for a fallen brother.....
On Friday, NC Advisory Board Members Natalie Perkins and NCPBA President, Randy Byrd, met with Laura Falanga in Raleigh to receive a $1,000 check from the Wake Chapter of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC).
You heard it right - We are shaving our heads in solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment, while raising critical funds for childhood cancer research.....(12-13-10)
(December 3, 2010) --The Police Benevolent Foundation (PBF) and the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association would like to express its deepest sympathy and compassion to the family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers of Trippah County Sheriff’s Deputy Dewayne Crenshaw who was fatally shot while responding to a call just before dawn on Friday, December 3, 2010.
It is not easy to be the wife of a police officer, and it's been especially difficult for Joyce Plouff. Her husband, Sgt. Howard Plouff, was killed in the line of duty in February 2007.....(11-24-10)
Police Benevolent Foundation set to aid Roanoke Rapids Police Officer John
Taylor who was shot I-95