Brotherhood for the Fallen was started by a group of Chicago Police Department officers in 2010. Since then, chapters have been started in New York, New York, Suffolk County, New York, Aurora, Colorado, Forth Worth, Texas, and Boston, Massachusetts. After the tragic murder of 5 Dallas area officers on July 7, 2016, we were introduced to the Brotherhood when the existing chapters sent over 75 officers to the funerals of our fallen brothers. After we personally felt the impact of their mission, we felt strongly the call to serve other departments and families of fallen officers in the same manner. As a result, the Dallas chapter of Brotherhood for the Fallen was started in the summer of 2017.
The Brotherhood’s main mission is presence. We simply wish to be present for the family and department of the fallen officer in their time of grief. Therefore, our primary mission is to send at least two uniformed Dallas police officers to the funerals of police officers killed by felonious act across the nation. Brotherhood for the Fallen will organize and pay for the officers travel arrangements. We will also provide a financial gift to the family of the fallen officer.