Saturday, 26 September 2015

Fallen Officers

Every day, police officers in various capacities put their lives on the line in order to serve and protect their fellow Americans. The law is upheld by these brave men and women who do a job few could do, by staring danger in the face and deciding it’s worth it, for the greater good.

David Gianulias

Sometimes, these honorable officers lose their lives in the line of duty. When that happens, families are left behind with immeasurable grief and financial burden. David Gianulias, CEO and President of G Companies, as well as Founder and President of Levendi Winery, understands the need for a safety net for families of fallen officers.

That’s why Gianulias supports the CHP 11-99 Foundation. The CHP (California Highway Patrol) 11-99 Foundation is an organization that give emergency benefits for the families of wounded or fallen officers. 11-99 is the code given for “Officer in need of assistance,” and it exemplifies what CHP 11-99 is all about.

Through memberships, various community events and kindhearted individuals and businesses, CHP 11-99 has been able to give support to the families of officers who have been injured or killed in the line of duty, like the family of Officer Kenyon M. Youngstrom who was shot to death during a traffic stop. He was survived by his wife and four children who were able to receive help from CHP 11-99 in honor of their father.

These brave men and women do their job to keep the peace and protect the people. By donating to CHP 11-99 or similar foundations in your area, you give a small portion back to the families of those officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.