Does anyone you know in or related to Law Enforcement need to raise funds?
Start a fundraiser today and utilize our 501(c)(3)
OfficerDown.US is a helpful national 501(c)(3) non-profit fundraising organization with an accompanying crowdfunding website dedicated to the Law Enforcement Community.
Donors and Recipients of qualifying fundraisers benefit from using our 501(c)(3) status.
Police Officers, Law Enforcement Personnel, and their families can rely on OfficerDown.US and the community to come together to help during times of need, on duty or off!
Simply visit the website and register and set up a a fundraiser which becomes a 501c3 fundraiser (can help greatly with taxes for you and your donors). Connect your checking account through Stripe for direct deposit or we can host funds.
For the month of May, in honor of Police Week, there will be no service / admin fee. That’s on us! Let us help.
If the crowdfunding campaign is utilizing the benefits of a tax-exempt organization, the tax laws are addressed in Code sections 501 through 515 and Code section 170. In general, donations received by a tax-exempt organization are not subject to income tax and contributors may be able to claim a tax deduction. An important note, however, is if the entity (or person) establishing the crowdfunding campaign is not using the lending model or the equity model and is not a tax-exempt organization, then all funds received may be income subject to taxation. However, particularly in the case of GoFundMe, with funds going to individuals the question is raised as to whether this is a donation, a gift or taxable income to the recipient.
Online fundraising websites such as GoFundMe are usually not recognized as qualified charitable organizations. Thus, a donation to a GoFundMe account for the benefit of someone in need is not deductible as a charitable.
It’s been a year
and half since K-9 police dog Dux was shot by two bullets
while apprehending a suspect in Spotsylvania County; suffering a large
wound in his back and another in his neck Oct. 2, 2016. Although
wounded, with bullet fragments lodged within a centimeter of his
spine, he still went on... During a traffic stop; the suspect Joseph
Elliott Conway of King George, became violent, resisted arrest,
punched the deputy and ran off. Officer Kelley and another deputy
pursued the man and Dux was let go to chase down the suspect, but was
shot when the dog got about 10 feet of the suspect. The brave German
shepherd survived the encounter and went back to duty, teaming back up
with his handler, Deputy Kory Kelley.
Both Deputy Kelley and Dux are to be honored for their brave service
and actions as the pair was chosen, from among many other brave
candidates, to have a statue created of them and displayed in the
National Law Enforcement Museum, which is under construction in
Washington, D.C.; where the statues will be on display when the
museum opens in the fall.
Conway was arrested and convicted of 11 charges, and is to serve 45
1/2 years in prison; where he belongs!
IN HONOR OF POLICE WEEK 2018 AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AND THOSE STILL FACING THE DANGERS OF TODAY, WE ARE WAIVING THE OFFICER DOWN US ADMIN FEE THROUGH THE MONTH OF MAY!!! ALL FUNDRAISERS BENEFITING LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH THE MONTH OF MAY WILL BE EXEMPT FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE. WE MUST HELP THOSE WHO HELP US. THIS IS THE BEST WAY WE KNOW HOW!!
Start a fundraiser today! https://OfficerDown.US
Bringing together all who support our Law Enforcement Community while creating a friendly atmosphere to support each other in times of need using 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraisers created on OfficerDown.US.
OfficerDown.US organization is focused on Community through Unity. We believe that by creating a focus group which we are familiar with, benefiting law enforcement and the community, we are helping to close a gap. We host fundraisers created by others, at an extremely minimal 5% admin fee, that benefit the law enforcement community therefore maintaining our 501(c)(3) status. By the community and law enforcement having a platform where they can benefit each other through positive reinforcement and our organization sharing the fundraisers publicly on our social media platforms, we are attempting successfully to be the change we would like to see in others.
Additionally, as a courtesy, we help promote the campaign on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more, which directly and indirectly promotes your cause.
Start your fundraiser today… click here.
Corporal Dale Hallman
Saluda County Sheriff’s Office
Corporal Dale Hallman was killed in a single-vehicle crash while he responded to assist other police units in a search for an armed man. Corporal Hallman, a K-9 handler, was expediting to the scene of the search, when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed.
Police Officer Phillip Meacham
Hopkinsville (KY) Police Department
Officer Phillip Meacham of the Hopkinsville Police Department was shot and killed by a man impersonating a police officer. The man had attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Officer Meacham, who was off-duty, driving his personal car.
Trooper First Class Kevin Miller
Connecticut State Police
Trooper First Class Kevin Miller, of Troop C, was killed in the crash. He was on duty at the time.
Connecticut State Police announce the passing of Trooper First Class (TFC) Kevin Miller #1015 as a result of injuries sustained during an on-duty motor vehicle accident that occurred this afternoon on I-84 East in the Town of Tolland.
TFC Miller was currently assigned to Troop C in Tolland, having previously served at Troop K in Colchester and Troop E in Montville.
TFC Miller was a member of the 108th Training Troop, graduating from the Connecticut State Police Academy on March 19, 1999. We are grateful for his dedicated service to the Connecticut State Police and the residents of Connecticut, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Special Agent Melissa Morrow
U.S. Department of Justice-Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. : March 22, 2018
For 10 weeks after 9/11, FBI Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow spent many hours sifting through the toxic terrorist crash site at the Pentagon. Fifteen years later, she was diagnosed with brain cancer and March 22, 2018, she succumbed to her illness, stemming from her assignment to aid in the search and recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Police Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo
Juncos Municipal (PR) Police Department
EOW: March 21, 2018
Police Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo was shot and killed while intervening in a shooting incident while off duty.
He was patronizing a barber shop on Calle Emilia Príncipe when several men started smoking marijuana in front of it. When the shop owner asked the men to leave he was attacked. Officer Laza-Caraballo identified himself as an officer and attempted to intervene when several of the subjects entered with rifles and opened fire.
Officer Laza-Caraballo was able to return fire, killing one of the men and wounding a second one before being fatally shot. The remaining two subjects fled the scene and remain at large. Three of the men, including the two who Officer Laza-Caraballo shot, were brothers.
Officer Laza-Caraballo had served with the Juncos Municipal Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his two children.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer for an organization that works tirelessly for our entire law enforcement community?
Help make a difference!
Seeking volunteers in Tent City, Police Week 2018, May 12th, 13th, 14, 15th.
Are you good at social media?
Are you good at making graphics? (We love that!)
Are you tech savvy?
Do you want to write for our blog?
Are you detail oriented and want to update our news daily?
Are you good at making phone calls or emailing?
How about handing out information?
Do you want to interact with the community?
Would you rather stuff envelopes?
Do you have something else in mind? We have a very long and specific list. We want to know what you have in mind.
Join our Facebook group and tell a friend – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ODVolunteers/
Email Jessica@OfficerDown.US directly