In the past year, there have been numerous attacks on police officers all over the nation. As nearly all police officer on duty has a family, it is important to keep every child and family member in mind.
Every family responds to death differently. Each situation involves challenges and experiences as they deal with the loss and move forward. So, what can do to do help?
Here are three ways we can help families of a fallen officer.
Donate to Official Charities
Many non-profit organisations help to support the families of fallen officers. The funds are created to assist those who are in need financial to help cover the costs of the burial and future assistance.
Make Their Daily Lives Easier
If you’re close to the family, there are more ways you can help them. Help bring in groceries or offer to handle their errands at the time they are unable to cope with their daily routine.
Support the grieving children by arranging funds to benefit their education and future. These may sound like little steps, but they will provide a meaningful and lasting impact on the children to stay motivation.
Provide Support & Connect With Families
Offer your support to the supporting families and children. Aim to listen more than talk and avoid describing the cause of the fallen officer. Give this time to them and allow them to share their memories and experiences in a welcoming environment.
Take extra steps to educate the surrounding community, especially the students of the school the children attend. Teach them how to support their grieving peer to help make the situation less stressful than it should be.
In what other ways can you help the families of a fallen police officer? Don’t forget to leave a comment and share your opinions with us!