HONORING HEROES FOUNDATION
ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL
The Honoring Heroes Foundation, a 501(c)(3), organization was formed "To protect and provide for fallen and wounded Troopers and for the well being of the dependents and employees of the Utah Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety." We accomplish this by assisting with expenses not covered by insurance when Troopers are injured on the job or encounter other catastrophic expenses.
There are several Troopers with severe financial and family problems because of extreme medical expenses, uninsured house damage from weather, or unbearable financial strain from other sources. Most of these Troopers simply suffer along without telling anyone. They are forced to get a second job to supplement their wages, in some cases; spouses may take a part time job at the expense of raising their children. As a result troopers may choose to simply take their skills and experience, and reluctantly go to other departments for higher wages.
When these unforeseen emergencies arise, The Honoring Heroes Foundation is able to help our troopers over come these difficult times. In doing so, we alleviate the pressing financial stresses of the emergency.
Though relatively new, the foundation has been able to provide support in numerous ways. First and foremost, we provide assistance to the families of our 14 fallen Troopers. This assistance comes in the form of money, gifts and cards. Which helps the family know their sacrifice has not been forgotten. The foundation has also established a scholarship program. This program gives an opportunity for dependents of UHP employees to attend an institute of higher learning. These scholarships bear the name of our fallen heroes.
Because of generous donations The Honoring Heroes Foundation makes a difference in the lives of those who protect us each day.