SUPPORTING OUR HEROES
Seattle's Finest is dedicated to giving back to those who have given so much. We strive to support and participate in organizations that provide assistance and support to our fellow LEO's and military veterans. Below are some of the outstanding organizations that Seattle's Finest is proudly involved in serving and supporting.
The Behind the Badge Foundation provides comprehensive support to Washington State’s law enforcement agencies, families and communities after an officer has died or suffered serious injury in the line of duty. Behind the Badge Foundation serves survivors of a line of duty death. (Spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, in-laws, affected co-workers and chaplains.) Behind the Badge also serves law enforcement officers who continue to serve and protect our communities, and their families. Their mission is to honor law enforcement officers who have died or suffered serious injury in the line of duty. Behind the Badge serves as a trusted resource, providing immediate and ongoing support to families, agencies and communities in times of critical need. They also maintain the Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial, commemorating the lives and dedication of officers who have died in service to our state.
Outdoors For Our Heroes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on providing outdoor opportunities for service-connected disabled veterans. Their mission is to help service disabled vets build hope, confidence and family strength through quality outdoor hunting and fishing adventures by providing full financial support, logistics, accommodations, guiding and support resources to achieve the greatest experience possible for our service-connected disabled men and women.
Stand With Those Who Serve is an annual event that began as an idea in 2010, following the loss of 6 officers in Washington State. It was clear after the tragedy that law enforcement personnel needed a chance to come together for a positive event, along with their families, to heal. Their goals are to:
Host one annual event that brings first responders and their families together for a positive and uplifting day.
Share first responder career opportunities during the annual event and through web and social media.
Collaborate with JBLM Transition Assistance to provide participating agency career opportunities for transitioning military personnel and their families.
Network with all first responder and military organizations to collaborate on training and community outreach opportunities.
The association was founded in 1963 and consists of executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies statewide. Their membership includes sheriffs, police chiefs, the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of a number of federal agencies. WASPC is governed by its executive board.
WASPC is the only association of its kind in the nation combining representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement into a single body, working toward a common goal. WASPC's function is to provide specific materials and services to all law enforcement agencies in the state, members and non-members alike.
Washington State Concerns of Police Survivors (WAStateC.O.P.S.) is one of over 50 C.O.P.S. chapters across the country. This chapter includes surviving family members and co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. They support survivors living in Washington State, no matter where their officer died. The mutual support provided by the members of this organization, especially when dealing with a recent death, and the specialized healing programs made available, helps survivors find their new “normal.” WAStateC.O.P.S. mission is to provide resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of family member survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community, provide training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues, educate the public on the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.