Public Safety Insurance Fund Program Luncheon Helps Families of Fallen Officers Financially
Businesses across central Alabama are teaming up to protect the ones who protect us all -- and they're doing that by setting up funds for families of fallen officers and firefighters.
I'm here at the RSA tower's activities center off Dexter Avenue. It's where the Public Safety Insurance Fund program held it's annual luncheon for all the business who donate to help families of these officers and firefighters. But with the death of an officer last week, officials say they're going straight to work.
What happens to firefighters who who risk their lives to save people from a burning home? Or officers, like Rian Rider with the Montgomery Police Department, who lost his life last week while saving his drowning niece?
Represented were a group of 150 businesses, including Alabama News Network, that donate money to provide free life and accidental death insurance policies for nearly two thousand officers and firefighters in the River region.
Grant Sullivan is one of the founders of the program.. he says the recent loss of Rider shows exactly why the PSIF was founded.
You don't have to be a business to help with donations. You can do that by emailing Grant Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org