In the event our community tragically loses an officer to an in the line of duty death it's our goal to offer immediate emotional support. What we have seen over the years is evidence of many organizations wanting to assist immediately after an in line of duty death. After some time passes these organizations go away and jump on the next story line that makes them feel good. The problem with that is simple; the family grieves much longer than the attention span of most organizations. America's Defenders wants our nation's heroes to know we aren't one of these organizations. We will wait and return to support the families that want the support after everyone else goes away. We do this by organizing and hosting events for families of the fallen, in addition, to organizing "getaways". Our hope is that these families will connect and self create their own support network with each other as they all have a tragic commonality.