When a Law Enforcement Officer is severely injured in the line of duty, the affect on the officer and their
family can be devastating. It is impossible to prepare emotionally, psychologically and financially for
such an event. In 2022, The Wounded Blue began the “Severe Injury Response Initiative”.
incredible program consists of, upon notification through news media or other sources of an officer
being severely injured in a shooting , traffic collision or other manner, a member of The Wounded Blue
will within days, make contact with the officer’s family and travel to officers’ proximity and give $1000
to the officer or his/her significant other to assist with unforeseen costs such as babysitting, hotel rooms
for the family while the officer is in the hospital or other costs.
Peer Support to the family and the
officer will be offered and the agency will also be made aware of the services of The Wounded Blue,
including the offer to utilize The Wounded Blue Hospitality House. The significance of this program
cannot be overstated.