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BOHMF Receives Donation From Five Finger Death Punch

The Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation (BOHMF) is honored to announce it has received a check from the rock band Five Finger Death Punch for $58,242.00. The Foundation is humbled by this very generous contribution and gracious gesture. “We are very grateful to have been …

Police Officers Face Cumulative PTSD

Michelle Beshears writes how PTSD in police offers differs from PTSD in military soldiers, in that it develops over time from multiple stress-related experiences. Read the full

I’m a Cop and I Feel Grateful by Mike Parker, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Reprinted with permission: AmericanPoliceBeat.com “If people could see what my eyes have seen, they would understand what the few do for so many. People would be so proud of these flawed yet extraordinary human beings who give so much hope and protection to the defenseless.” …

Congratulations to BOHMF’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees-Chief Gary Stiles!

The Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Gary D. Stiles, was sworn in as Fulton County Chief of Police after serving 30 years with the department and working for the last 6 months as the department’s Interim Police Chief. …

Remembering Chief Chris Vinson, The Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation Chairman

It is with deepest regret to inform you that our Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Chris Vinson, passed away yesterday unexpectedly after medical complications. The Badge of Honor would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family, friends and Department …

Police Week 2015

View our Police Week 2015 press release.

A Partnership to Honor Fallen Peace Officers

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Why We Honor Our Fallen

by Jack Gaffigan, Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation On more than one occasion I have been asked, why police funerals are so large and are so disruptive to traffic. The immediate and simple answer is “we are family.” In addition, the concept of a funeral, …

Helping the Surviving Spouse Survive

By Jack Gaffigan and Sandie Doptis, Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation Having your spouse continue on after your death is something most people never want to think about. If by some chance, the thought enters your mind, it is just a fleeting thought before it is replaced by …

Make Plans to Plan for Your Family, Part One

By Jack Gaffigan and Sandie Doptis, Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation In our house, we have a file cabinet. The checking account statements and checks are in one drawer, the mortgage information is in another, and the year-end tax information is in a third drawer. Last year’s refinance …