Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation

It is the purpose of the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation to provide assistance to injured police officers in need. This assistance may be in the form of information about available resources or monetary aid to help ease the financial burden in a time of crisis.

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It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of these members of our WPPBF family.

Jerry VOlchko
 
 

On behalf of the Executive Board and founders of the WPPBF, as well as our entire membership, we offer our condolences and prayers for the family and friends of Gerald “Jerry” M. Volchko, who passed away on March 2, 2019. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

The ultimate Steeler fan, Jerry was the beloved father of WPPBF Recording Secretary, Drew Volchko. We ask that you please keep Drew, his wife Teresa and their family — along with all of Jerry’s family and friends — in your prayers and continue to keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time.

You can leave messages of tribute and condolences for the family here. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to IATW – Outdoors Program, 12590 Perry Highway, Suite 700, Wexford, PA 15090.

Mike Philips
 
 

On behalf of the Executive Board and founders of the WPPBF, as well as our entire membership, we offer our condolences and prayers for the family and friends of Michael W. Philips, who passed away on March 3, 2019. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

Mike was a trustee for the Western PA Police Benevolent Foundation and was currently serving as President of F.O.P. Lodge #22. He was a former police officer for McDonald and retired as a police officer for Cecil Twp. Mike also worked as a private contractor for Dyna Corp. in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he was an avid golfer.

We ask that you please keep Mike’s family, friends, and his brothers and sisters in blue, in your prayers and that you continue to keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time.

You can leave messages of tribute and condolences for the family here. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Western PA Police Benevolent Foundation.

On December 9, at F.O.P. Lodge 22, Keller Williams, KW Cares and their partners — along with the WPPBF — presented a check that is dedicated towards building the Washington County First Responders Memorial. Thank you to KW Cares, F.O.P. Lodge 22 and our partners for working so hard to make this a reality.

On April 30, 2017, the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation presented Mike Phillips, President of the Washington County Fraternal Order of Police and Sergeant Dave Richards of the North Strabane Police Department with a check for $1,000. The donation, presented by WPPBF President, Rich Griffith, and Treasurer, Tim Kreger, will be used for the creation of a Washington County First Responders Memorial to honor those from Washington County who gave their life in service to others.

Those wanting to donate to this project and help make it a reality can reach out to any WPPBF board member for information on whom to contact.