SURVIVORS OF THE SHIELD
“TO HONOR AND REMEMBER”
Survivors of the Shield (SOS) is an IRS approved 501 c (3) nonprofit organization that provides important support services to the families of our fallen officers.
President: Susan McCormack email@example.com
Vice-President: Barbara Nugent
2nd Vice-President: Maria Dziergowski
Secretary / Treasurer: Lorraine Shanley
Mary Beth O”Neill
Founded in 1988 to provide support and assistance to the spouses and children of New York City police officers killed in the performance of their duty. The Survivors of the Shield (SOS) came together through
the efforts of three police widows, Kathleen Murray, Mary Beth O”Neill, and Susan McCormack.
Photo by NY Cop Online Magazine www.nycop.com
SOS President Susan McCormack with PBA President Patrick Lynch at the NYPD Memorial Wall, May 2000.
The NYPD Memorial Wall located in Battery Park City within yards of the World Trade Center has the names of over 500 members of the NYPD killed in the line of duty.The name of each officer is read aloud
by members of the NYPD and the SOS.
Photo by NY Cop Online Magazine, www.nycop.com
First Deputy Commissioner Joseph Dunne with the family of PO Matthew Dziergowski, 123rd Precinct, NYPD, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
PURPOSE OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE SHIELD (SOS)
To provide a SELF-SUPPORT GROUP for the needs of survivors in need of social, economic, and emotional assistance.
This is a not for profit organization that must rely on the generosity of contributors to continue ifs efforts to bring police survivors together, to offer support sessions, college scholarships to children not
eligible for assistance, and financial assistance to families receiving nominal pensions affected by inflation over the years
The membership encourages an outreach program to provide hope and comfort to ALL police widows and families.
SOS has established volunteer response teams to respond immediately to the family of a deceased officer in New York City boroughs and suburban areas.
SOS has worked for the initiation and passage of former Governor Cuomo’s COPS Agenda (Care Of Our Police and Survivors) including the following bills:Pension benefits to continue for spouse for
lifetime, regardless of marital status
NY State Memorial scholarship giving spouses and children full tuition at any college in NY. Award paid by the Crime Victims Board toward burial expenses
Monuments contructed in Albany and Battery Park City honoring police officers killed in the line of duty
If you wish to render financial assistance to us, please call the number below:
SURVIVORS OF THE SHIELD
PO BOX 100177
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, 10310
PHONE: 917 361-8280
SOS is an IRS approved 501 c (3) nonprofit organization. Neither the Survivors of the Shield (SOS) nor the NYPD do any telephone solicitations. If you receive such a call, please contact the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau at (646-610-6650)
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