The Distressed Officer Fund Needs your Assistance.
In 2001, Tri-County Lodge # 3 established the Distressed Officer Fund to provide critical financial support directly to law enforcement officers who suffer extraordinary tragedies in the line of duty or outside the line of duty.
The fund assists officers within the established chartered boundaries of Tri-County Lodge #3 and they do not have to be members of the Fraternal Order of Police to receive assistance. In the last 12 months, our lodge has disbursed over $17,000.00 to officers or their families in need. These funds come from donations, fundraisers and our lodge general fund. With all the tragedy our area has suffered over the year, we have been busy assisting officers through the fund. The fund is rapidly becoming depleted and without your assistance, we may not be able to help future officers in need.
While we understand times are tight and everyone is clenching their purse strings, I would ask that everyone consider making a donation to the Distressed Officer Fund to ensure it is available for the next officer that finds themselves in an extraordinary tragedy or time of crisis.
To donate to this fund, you can send a check made out to SCFOP3 and mail it to: PO Box 62469 North Charleston, SC 29419. Please write Distressed Officers Fund in the comment section of the check.
You may alternatively make your contributions through our secure PayPal service. Just click the Donate button and you will be taken to the PayPal web site to complete the transaction.
Unlike some charities, the Tri-County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3 Distressed Officer Fund is specific and incurs no administrative expenses that eat into the contribution. Every penny goes to the purpose of the fund – helping cops in need.