Children of Fallen Police Officers Remembered on Christmas

Excerpt:  In 1990, National Association of Chiefs of Police treasurer, Debbi Chitwood, suggested that a program be put into place where age-appropriate new gifts be selected, wrapped and sent to survivor children at Christmas time and at the time of each child’s birthday in honor of their mother or father who was killed in the line of duty.Volunteering time on her weekends, a special computer program was devised by the American Police Hall of Fame archival records director to keep track of the ages and birthdays of the children. Within a decade, the program has grown from a concept to a reality where the kids look forward to their gifts from the American Police Hall of Fame and write notes of thanks back which are shared with members, donors and friends

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