10-78 Utah Foun­da­tion as­sists law en­force­ment

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Me­gan Boulton

No call is ever rou­tine in the life of an of­fi­cer whether on pa­trol, on horse­back or in a jail or prison house. Be­fore ev­ery work shift, they say good­bye to their loved ones never know­ing if it will be their last kiss, hug, words or good­bye. They put all this on the line for the lives of per­fect strangers they have yet to meet.

The code 10-78 is used by many de­part­ments to mean “of­fi­cer needs as­sis­tance” for per­haps a traf­fic stop, an ar­rest, or - most dreaded - of­fi­cer down. 10-78 Utah Foun­da­tion is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that raises funds for law en­force­ment mem­bers in­jured in the line of duty from any agency in­clud­ing but not lim­ited to of­fi­cers, K-9, sher­iffs, the High­way Pa­trol, U.S. mar­shals and cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers.

10-78 Utah Foun­da­tion also serves as a sup­port sys­tem for cur­rently serv­ing law en­force­ment by pro­vid­ing thank yous, sup­port ral­lies, walks and fundrais­ers as well as rais­ing aware­ness on be­half of the in­jured and pro­vid­ing fu­ture sup­port for in­jured law en­force­ment.

10- 78 Utah Foun­da­tion con­sists of one of the orig­i­nal founders and four other board mem­bers. It is 10-78 Utah Foun­da­tion’s hope and fu­ture goal to be able to stretch out­side the state of Utah to pro­vide this ser­vice to other states that don’t have such an or­ga­ni­za­tion. Cur­rently, 10-78 Utah Foun­da­tion is the only or­ga­ni­za­tion statewide that pro­vides this kind of re­lief sup­port to any and all law en­force­ment agen­cies.

Please fol­low us on Face­book and check out our web­site, www.1078utah­foun­da­tion.com, for up­dates on events, fundrais­ers and ways you can help.

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