We are dedicated to honoring the memory of the brave public safety officers that died serving and protecting the residents of Illinois.

We have provided financial support to the families of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders that have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The IPPFA Heroes Family Fund was established for the purpose of providing financial support to the families of Illinois police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.  The Heroes Family Fund has helped the families of the fallen police officers and firefighters listed below.
First Last Department End of Watch
Daniel Bower Freeport Fire November 2013
Joseph Capello Melrose Park Police April 2020
Jeremy Chambers Cahokia Police April 2006
Dylan Cunningham South Holland Fire September 2020
Mark Dahlem Palatine Police February 2019
Eric DeWitt Matteson Police February 2003
Daniel Figgins St. Charles Police April 2005
Frank Fouts Kankakee Fire July 2010
Terrence Freeman Rockford Fire November 2009
Devan Heard Lockport Fire August 2019
Gary Hibbs Chicago Heights Police March 2021
Casey Kohlmeier Pontiac Police October 2013
Brett Lauten Lisle Police September 2019
Jose Leos Skokie Police July 2019
Kenneth Lister Downers Grove Police June 2019
Lawrence Matthews Dolton Fire June 2017
James Morrissey Oak Forest Police March 2014
Chris Oberheim Champaign Police May 2021
Michael Pontius Freeport Fire April 2016
Nick Riordan Peoria Fire April 2018
William Rolniak Riverdale Police February 2004
Ronald Shulga Evanston Fire May 2017
Gary Stauthammer Peoria Fire September 2017
Cristy Tindall Peoria Police December 2004
Jonathan Walsh Joliet Police August 2004
Thomas Wood Maywood Police October 2006
Mark Zielinski Matteson Fire December 2015
Steven Zourkas Niles Police April 2005
updated 7/9/21
Donations may be mailed to:
IPPFA Heroes Family Fund
2587 Millennium Drive, Unit C
Elgin, IL 60124
Phone: 630-784-0406