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.

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 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, friends and fellow officers of Officer Brian Shaw of the New Kensington Police Department, who was killed in the line of duty on November 17, 2017. Officer Brian Shaw was taken from this world way too soon. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord and know that we shall continue his watch.

We ask that you please keep on your prayers Brians’s family, friends, fellow officers and all affected by this tragedy and continue to keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time. And we ask that you also please pray for the brave men and women who responded in attempt to aid our brother.

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.