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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A Hero Is Someone Who Steps Up When Everyone Else Backs Down
First Responders shirts available for a limited time — don’t miss out!

The WPPBF is proud to announce that one of our partner organizations, It’s About the Warrior Foundation (IATW), is doing a limited time shirt design for First Responders. Don’t miss out on this Nine Line Apparel product for a great cause!

Men’s and youth styles available include long-sleeve, short-sleeve and hoodie. Several women’s “fits” are available in short-sleeve. Most styles avalable in black, blue and gray options.

This made-in-America limited-time shirt design is only available until May 17, 2021. Shirts will start shipping on May 21. To purchase shirts, visit https://www.ninelineapparel.com/collections/its-about-the-warrior-2021.

9 Styles Available (not all shown)

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 IATW men's short-sleeve style


IATW shirt women's v-neck style


IATW shirt long-sleeve style


IATW shirt hoodie style

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Upcoming Training: Women with Weapons

Women with Weapons is a female-only course designed for women who carry weapons and want to develop the skills to protect themselves and their loved ones. You’ll receive expert instruction from PA State Police Certified Lethal Weapons training staff.

Upcoming classes are being offered for the following dates and locations:

Saturday, May 22, 2021 — Two classes available

9:00 AM-2:00 PM — Advanced Course NEW! — Maximum of 16 students for this class.

  • Class and range instruction both held at the PA State Police FOP Lodge #47 Training Center at 72-82, Valley Road, Eighty Four, PA, 15330
  • Students will spend approximately one hour of classroom review followed by three-four hours of intensive training on the range to improve her skill level. Advanced students must bring at least 100 rounds of ammunition and a holster.

10:00 AM-4:00 PM — Women With Weapons Class

  • Class and range instruction both held at the PA State Police FOP Lodge #47 Training Center at 72-82, Valley Road, Eighty Four, PA, 15330
  • Classroom instruction will last approximately three hours, followed by one hour of range time with live ammunition. Additional range time can be scheduled upon request.
  • Student must bring her own weapon and 50 rounds of ammunition. Eye and ear protection will be provided.

Cost is $135*/student. A discounted rate of 10% per student is offered for first responders, military, educators, healthcare workers, essential workers, union members.

For more information and to register, visit the website at https://securityofficerstrainingacademy.com/women-with-weapons or contact one of the numbers below.
Call Gary at 412.427.9568, Tom at 412.754.9273, or Tim at 412.874.5827.

Security Officers Training Academy is a WPPBF partner and sponsor.


The WPPBF board an members ask that you please continue to keep the family and friends, and the law enforcement and firefighter brethren of Chief Timothy Sheehan in your thoughts and prayers. Chief Sheehan was the California Borough Police Chief and a firefighter, and he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 2/11/21. Chief Sheehan was revered by his community and by the agencies to which he selflessly gave his commitment and dedication.

Those wishing to help the family of Chief Timothy Sheehan can do so in two ways:

Make checks payable to: WPPBF
Include in the memo: SHEEHAN FAMILY
Mail to: WPPBF
P.O. Box 382, Meadowlands, PA 15347

Go to http://wppbf.org/donate/, and click on the PayPal Donate button to make an electronic donation using a credit card or debit card.
Include in the “Special Instructions to the Seller” section: SHEEHAN FAMILY

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This fundraising initiative is being coordinated by the Mt. Lebanon Police Department, SHACOG CIRT team and WPPBF, and it benefits Mt. Lebanon police officer, Jerrod Withrow, and his family.

The WPPBF is working with the officers of the Mt. Lebanon Police Department and SHACOG CIRT team to raise funds for Officer Jerrod Withrow, who is battling Stage 4 colon cancer that has metastasized to other organs. He has just begun his chemo treatment with no end in sight yet.

Jerrod has been in law enforcement since 2000 where he began his career with the Idaho State Police. After moving across the country and a few different moves, he and his wife Lisa ended up back in Lisa’s hometown of Pittsburgh. Jerrod was hired by the Pittsburgh Police Department in 2011. After a few years there, he was hired as a patrol officer by the Mt Lebanon Police Department in 2014 where he remains a current officer. He has been a member of the South Hills Critical Incident Response Team (SHACOG CIRT) and was recently recognized along with his team for their response to the Tree of Life Synagogue in October 2018.

Jerrod has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 15 years. They have three beautiful boys: James, Brayden, and Ben. They have all been cheering him on every step of the way. Jerrod has helped coach his youngest son, Ben’s, soccer team for years and is always there to help any of his family in friends in a heartbeat. He is loved by so many.

To help Jerrod and his family as he continues his battle with cancer, t-shirts and decals are being sold. Items can be purchased at http://withrowstrong.com/withrow_strong/shop/home.

In addition to the t-shirt and decal sales, you can also show your support for Jerrod and his family by:

Donating gas cards, restaurant cards or other gift cards that can make the days easier for the Withrow family.
Gas cards will help with fueling their vehicles while going back and forth for treatment or to help with the kids, etc. Restaurant cards provide a time-saving benefit and allow for an easy family meal. You can send gift cards directly to the WPPBF at PO BOX 382, Meadowlands, PA 15347, and we will see that they get into the hands of the family. Please insert a note along with the gift cards that they are for the Withrow family.

Monetary donations directly supporting Jerrod Wihrow and his family.
Monetery donations can be made in the following ways:

Make checks payable to: WPPBF
Mail to: WPPBF
P.O. Box 382, Meadowlands, PA 15347

Go to http://wppbf.org/donate/, and click on the PayPal Donate button:
Include in the “Special Instructions to the Seller” section: FAMILY OF OFC JERROD WITHROW

Washington Financial, 3616 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317
You can also make a donation at other Washington Finacial Branch locations. Just be sure to request that the funds be sent to the account.

On behalf of the WPPBF, we ask that you keep Jerrod in your prayers and hope you’ll show your support for him and his family. #withrowstrong #jerrodwithrow #noonefightsalone


The WPPBF is proud to partner with an amazing lady, Cyd West, owner of Cyd West Comfort Catering, who has been working tirelessly to provide hot prepared foods for shut-ins and others who don’t have access or the means to get the meals by themselves during the Covid-19 crisis. Cyd has also made meals for students who would be receiving supplemental meals through school, but due to schools closures, aren’t getting them.

A generous donation on behalf of the WPPBF and our members has made this service available for a week to help those in need. Lunches are being distributed at the Library Volunteer Fire Company, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Anyone wishing to help Cyd with her mission can contact Drew Volchko directly at 412-877-6522 or Tim Kreger at tkreger@wppbf.org for info on how to donate and help Cyd and her volunteers.

Remember, no one in this family fights alone. We hope you’ll join the WPPBF in our efforts to help and support those in need during this critical time.


Go Fund Me Fundraiser
Benefiting Detective John Henson of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

The WPPBF asks that you join us in showing support for Detective John Henson of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. John has been a Pittsburgh Police Officer for more than 15 years. During this time, he has selflessly served the city as a Patrol Officer, Narcotics Detective and SWAT Operator.

Detective Henson and his family need help as they navigate this tough time. A Go Fund Me page to help the Heson family has been set up by fellow officer Andrew Miller. Please consider donating and showing your support for this fellow officer in need.

To make a donation, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/1wmmhlufdc. 


The sudden loss of Ron “Mac” McIntyre has deeply impacted his wife Heidi and their two children. Ronald McIntyre was a City of Washington Police Officer that was severely injured rescuing residents from the George Washington Hotel fire in 2006. He would never return to City of Washington as a Police Officer. He received a medical pension in 2010 and was hired as the City of Washington Code Enforcement Officer that same year. Ronald McIntyre died unexpectedly Sunday, January 12, 2020. The family has had an overwhelming number of people wanting to help in this very difficult time.

If you would like to help the family of Ron McIntyre, you can send a donation to the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation.

Make checks payable to: WPPBF
Include in the memo: McIntyre Fund
Mail to: WPPBF
P.O. Box 382
Meadowlands, PA 15347


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.