East Baton Rouge First Responders Fund

On July 17, a quiet Sunday morning like most any other here, a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers in Southeast Baton Rouge, killing three and wounding several more.

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has a fund that can help them. Established in 1988, the East Baton Rouge First Responders Fund raises money for law enforcement officers and first responders who may be injured or killed in the line of duty and for their families.

The Fund is designed to help survivors who will require much time and assistance to recover from their wounds and the families of those who have fallen in the line of duty. Funds raised are used to cover unexpected expenses, such as health care, therapy, lost wages, and to pay for funeral expenses.

The Fund assists officers and their families who need help now, and also in the future.

Overseen by East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr., Baton Rouge Fire Chief Ed Smith and Louisiana State Police Major Mike Noel, the Fund has nearly a three-decade history of helping first responders who protect our communities.

Our first responders welcome your donations at the link below, and we ask you to share it with anyone who wishes to help. You can also start your own fundraiser on behalf of the Fund at the site.

Contributions to the Fund are tax deductible.