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”.
In 2020, Blue H.E.L.P. will host the first camps ever for children who have lost a law enforcement officer to suicide. No other national organization provides support for the families and with the help of the Motorola Foundation, we will make sure they have support.
- This grant is truly ground-breaking; Motorola has taken the lead in support of families who have lost an officer to suicide. Our families have waited a long time for recognition and respect, they are now receiving it. It would be impossible to articulate the significance of this grant.
- This is absolutely the most monumental thing I have been a part of, with regard to officer suicide, since I lost my brother to suicide in 2008. I can't say enough about it.
Police Week Dinner
In 2019, we hosted the first dinner at Police Week to honor the officers we’ve lost to suicide. Blue H.E.L.P. paid the expenses of forty families to attend and will host another dinner in 2020. Please join us as we honor the officers for the way they lived, not the way they died.