June 18, 2017: 5th Annual Officers Down 5K & Community Day

The Officers Down 5K celebrates officers who put their lives on the line daily to keep our communities safe and honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. While officers give to the community on a daily basis, it is now our time to give back. Community Day will include lunch, live music,Read More

Officer Fahey

Officer David Fahey, End of Watch, Jan. 24, 2017

Officer David Fahey, End of Watch, Jan. 24, 2017 Our condolences and love go to the family of Officer David Fahey, who was tragically killed while assisting at the scene of a crash. Officer Fahey was 39 years old. He was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School Class of 1995 and was aRead More

In Remembrance

Trooper Kenneth Velez E.O.W. 9-15-2016 Trooper Velez was outside of his cruiser doing traffic enforcement on I-90 near Warren Road when he was struck and killed by a driver who was under the influence of drugs. Trooper Velez was assigned to the Cleveland Post 18 of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and had graduated asRead More

In Remembrance

We mourn the loss of Cuyahoga County Sheriff Deputy Donald Love, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Deputy Love was a two-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department and a military veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps. He was an active member of the Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard and playedRead More

United By Light NLEOMF Candlelight Vigil

Every year, we host the annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the officers who were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Over 20,000 law enforcement officers, survivors, and supporters will join us in Washington, DC on May 13. It’s often said that everyone should experience at least one Police Week duringRead More

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You’re Just a Cop – For What It’s Worth

An important part of the mission of the Cleveland Police Foundation is supporting our police officers and assisting them in ways that help them better perform their duties.

30th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration

This coming May, the Police Memorial Society sponsors the 30th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day. The premier event of each year’s Commemoration is the Cleveland International Tattoo.

Matthew Mangino

Matthew T. Mangino: Ambush of Police Officers is a Growing Problem

The search being conducted in eastern Pennsylvania may be unprecedented, but the ambush of law enforcement officers is not. Between 1990 and 2012, more than 1,200 law enforcement officers were murdered. About one in six of those murders were fatal ambushes, according to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). In a report recentlyRead More