Comfort, it can be a kind word or a small gesture. Immediately after a suicide we offer comfort through an Honor Box; care packages sent to the families and the departments. These boxes are shipped with a personal condolence card from another family who has suffered the same loss. It’s our way of letting them know they are not alone.
We will see to it, to the best of our abilities, that the packages are fitted for each family and no one is left out. Honor Boxes cost $150 each, you can donate to this cause by selecting the “Honor Box” button on our donation form.
- ...thank you for the encouraging and comforting words. I was in a very dark place and beyond emotional when I received your card. To be so consumed in your grief, just to have a moment of peace and gratitude, I will forever thank you for that. To feel like the world turned it's back on us, while my own world was crumbling, all to have you reach out to me out of pure love and kindness, no words can express what that means to me...I am beyond grateful for the show of support from all of you...
- We felt so alone, no one understood what we were going through, and they didn't want to talk about it - I did. I want to talk about him. I want to talk about how we were treated and I want to know if this gets any easier. Talking to other widows really helped, I thought we were the only ones, we're not.
A suicide loss is unique, it can be difficult for families to share their experience with others who have not suffered the same type of loss. With the loss of thousands of law enforcement officers to suicide, we can put you in touch with another family who has experienced LEO suicide and knows what you are going through. No judgement, no stigma; just compassion and understanding.
Fill out our submission form and check the box “Match me with another family”.