Informational

How We Serve

The foundational support mechanism of Supporting Heroes is financial. Consistent with the theory of Abraham Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs,’ we recognize it is difficult for family members to heal while stressed by survival concerns – such as: “How am I going to feed my children;” “How am I going to keep our home;” etc. – and even such things as: “We don’t have suitable clothes for the funeral.” ...

About Supporting Heroes

Informational video about Supporting Heroes. ...

Eric Johnson at 2010 National Police Week

SUPPORTING HEROES Executive Director Eric Johnson delivers keynote speech at the National Police Week Memorial Service in Louisville, Kentucky on May 6th, 2010. ...

Heroes Tribute Gala

Gala Speakers

Rosemary McCormick -- Heroes Tribute Gala 2015

Rosemary McCormick, the mother of Indianapolis EMT Timothy McCormick (Last Call 02-16-2013), speaks at Heroes Tribute Gala 2015. ...

Chief Chris West -- Heroes Tribute Gala 2011

On November 1st, 2010 the German Township Volunteer Fire Department (Taylorsville, Indiana) lost one of its members, Lieutenant Rick Drake, in the line of duty. Chief West talks about the response of Supporting Heroes and Indiana L.A.S.T. (Local Assistance State Team) at Heroes Tribute Gala 2011. ...

Diana Cox

Diana Cox, wife of Sergeant Joseph Cox (Allen County Sheriff's Department Indiana EOW: 2017-02-12), speaks at the 2019 Heroes Tribute Gala. ...

Tara Denzinger -- Heroes Tribute Gala 2008

Tara Denzinger, wife of Floyd County, Indiana Deputy Sheriff Frank Denzinger (EOW: 2007-06-18), speaks at the 2008 Heroes Tribute Gala. ...

Rebecca Grignon

Rebecca Grignon, wife of Louisville Metro Police Officer Peter Grignon (EOW: 2005-03-23), speaks at the 2006 Heroes Tribute Gala. ...

Officer Gabe Keithley

Saint Louis, Missouri Police Officer Gabe Keithley speaking at the first annual Heroes Gala on March 3rd, 2006. Officer Keithley was shot and critically wounded on January 30th, 2004. His partner, Officer Nicholas Sloan, was shot and killed in the same incident. Officer Keithley describes the work of The BackStoppers - a Saint Louis organization that served as an inspiration for Supporting Heroes - and what it meant to him and his partner's family. Officer Keithley's father is a member of the Supporting Heroes founding Board of Trustees. ...