Heroes Bridge

Honoring first responders and veterans that have been lost to suicide

 

October 22, 2018, Third Watch LE Motorcycle Club gathered at the bridge between Rowlett and Rockland, Texas with 11 people to walk across the bridge. The walk has been a collective effort to raise awareness about Veteran and First Responder Suicides, they diligently walk it every month. Over time, the walk has grown and become more meaningful, they now have 70-130 people joining them. Each month they feature a special walker to represent the effort; this includes first responders, military, politicians and special guests.

 

Memorial Park

On September 26, 2020, Highway 66 between Rowlett and Rockwall, will be renamed “Heroes Bridge” in honor of the first responders and veterans that have been lost to suicide. This day long event will culminate in a private dinner which will discuss future plans.

Order a Memorial Brick 

Memorial bricks are available through Febuary 1, 2021,

Smashing the Stigma One Groundbreaking Step at a Time

September 26th, 2020

Rowlett, Texas

Help support our first responder and veteran suicide awareness

Memorial Park Plan unveiling & bridge renaming

Other Donations and Sponsorships

All Donations Will Be Recognized

Donations that exceed park costs will be used for family support and to help fund wellness/prevention programs at law enforcement agencies. Questions regarding your donation may be sent to Bryanna@bluehelp.org. For major sponsor donations, please contact karen@bluehelp.org 

“The creation of a monument honoring our officers lost to suicide is long overdue. Their injuries often called “invisible” will now be recognized.  Their sacrifices will be remembered.   Their legacy will be honored.  This monument will be a healing place for Survivors as well as a reminder that in community there is strength.”

Janice McCarthy, Widow of Officer Paul McCarthy and Founder of Care of Police Suicide Survivors

“One moment in time should not define a life, we believe the service of all first responders should be recognized regardless of the way they died. Recognition of those we lost to suicide is long overdue, the families have been waiting generations for their loved ones to be remembered for their service to their communities. We are proud to be able to help them realize their dream.”

Karen Solomon, President, Blue H.E.L.P.

“#walkthebridge has become more then an awareness walk, it has become a walk of reflection and healing. Because of this collaboration, we will be able to provide a place of reflection and healing for all families, friends and co-workers.”

Third Watch LE MC

Chris Kizziar, SGM John Vick, Senator Bob Hall, and Representative Rhetta Bowers have worked hard to make this dream a reality. This park and the surrounding town will become a gathering point for events and families who have lost a first responder to suicide. The magnitude of this effort cannot be understated, this is the first time that a location will be designated to those we lost to suicide.

More information will be released soon on the events of September 26, how you can support and what this means to the families.

September 26 Host Hotel

 The newly renovated

221 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Dallas (Irving), Texas 75039 

Phone:  (972) 556-0800 

Please let them know you are with Blue H.E.L.P. to get the group rate.

Heroes Bridge