Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. will dedicate their February 2014 “Groupon Event” to K9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh, PA Police Department. ALL VESTS DONATED through this campaign which runs February 15-February 26 will be embroidered, “In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Police Department.” Our goal is to vest 100 K9s nationwide. We know that Rocco will be watching over his K9 brothers and sisters from the Rainbow Bridge.
Join us for the 3rd Annual 'Night In Blue' — an annual event hosted by the WPPBF and sponsors.
On this night, we recognize the sacrifice of our officers. We honor and remember our fallen brothers and sisters, as well officers that had serious or catastrophic injuries in the line of duty. Additionally, we recognize officers for specific acts of bravery and valor and also show our appreciation to the families of officers who sacrifice daily so that we all may serve our communities.
'A Night in Blue' is open to all — both law enforcement and non law enforcement alike. This is a great night for a fabulous group of men and women who put it on the line everyday. We hope you'll join us for this night of great food and fantastic company as we salute our officers from all over Western Pennsylvania.
High-quality glasses! Shorty Rossi and the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation (WPPBF) are proud to announce a new partnership with Eyetique!
To celebrate this partnership, we are thrilled to premier the Peachie line of sunglasses — 15% of all sales of the Peachie by Norman Childs Eyewear will go to Shorty’s Charities and the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation to support those in need. To learn more about these glasses which are available in 12 different color and lens combinations or to purchase them online, visit shortywood.com/shortyglasses.htm.
The WPPBF is asking our members to help the following officers and their families in need:
On November 7, 2013, West Mifflin Police K-9 Officer, James Pawling, was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Jim is looking at a long battle with intense, in patient, chemotherapy initially with treatments lasting approximately 5-6 months.
While undergoing treatments, Jim is not be able to work and his wife Kate has taken FMLA from her job to be by Jim’s side every day during this tough battle. Jim is the father of 4 boys Devin (15), Dylan (11), Jacob (8) and Zackary (5). Jim has been a Police Officer for a total of 18 years working for several Departments (Mckees Rocks, Homestead and The City of Pittsburgh School Police) prior to being hired by the West Mifflin Police Department on 01/06/2003.
T-Shirts are being sold to benefit the Pawling family. For questions and/or to order t-shirts, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412.537.3756.
In late August, Officer Tony McIntyre of the Corry, PA Police Department was injured while effecting an arrest. He has suffered traumatic injuries to his face that have required surgical intervention, and he is off work for an unknown amount of time.
While Tony will be receiving WC Benefits, we all know that supporting a family requires more than that. In order to support Tony, his wife Jill and their son Ethan, the WPPBF is collecting gift cards that they can use for household affairs. The following gift cards are those which would be of the most help to the McIntyre family.
Visa or Mastercard
Anyone wishing to help the McIntyre family can send gift cards to the WPPBF at PO BOX 444, South Park, PA 15129. Please specify that they are for the McIntyre family.
In late September, Trooper First Class Bradley Wilson was shot in the line of duty and slowly continues to make recovery progress. The WPPBF delivered prayer shawls to Trooper Wilson and reassured him that our brotherhood is behind him and will be there for him and his family as he battles to recover.
The Wilson family commutes to be at Brad's side while he is recovering. Needless to say, the costs of commuting have added up. The family can use the following gift cards which will help with fuel costs and other items they need.
Anyone wishing to help the Wilson family can send gift cards to the WPPBF at PO BOX 444, South Park, PA 15129. Please specify that they are for the Wilson family.
Thanks, in advance, for your support of our fellow brothers in need and their families. We ask that you please keep them all in your prayers, too.
Lets Talk Tailwaggers Paws for the Cause
Drew and Cuffs appear on the Bethel Park TV Lets Talk Tailwaggers show to promote the Paws for the Cause Event. Come join us for a great time and a great cause.