About the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen Chicago Police heroes. The Foundation provides support and financial assistance to the families of Chicago Police Officers who were killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. We have already completed (and now maintain) the nation’s finest police memorial in Gold Star Families Memorial and Park located on our lakefront. Now the Mission Beyond the Memorial continues the tradition of loyalty and generosity of the Chicago Police Department and focuses on the needs of the men and women of this great department, and their families.
Since the first officer’s death in the line of duty, there have been 595 Chicago police officers who have sacrificed their lives for our city. The families of these brave officers are supported by the Department and other organizations, but as one might imagine, the cost in terms of financial, emotional and psychological support is overwhelming. Other, perhaps less-known risks associated with being a police officer are the stresses of the job. This stress often leads to disastrous consequences such as when a police officer takes his own life. Finally, as a tribute to the heroic lives that these officers led, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation has built a permanent memorial to these brave men and women. It is a spectacular site located just east of Soldier Field on Chicago’s lakefront.
Our Goals & Vision
Why you should contribute to our Foundation.
Our goal is to Always Remember, Provide Assistance, Provide Support and Recognize Our Heroes. By contributing you help to support these goals. Your support is a reminder that when troubled times arise, we come together as families do, and provide comfort, support, and protection for one another.
Our public-private partnerships also provide the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation with the means to achieve our vision. It is a sign to all citizens of Chicago, as well as our nation, that Chicago’s corporate family and business leaders also care about its police officers and their families.