Our mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of public safety heroes who give their lives in the line of duty - by caring for the loved ones they leave behind.
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Motor Vehicle Accident
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Struck by Vehicle (DUI)
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We regret to announce the death of Sergeant Tim Groft of Louisville Fire and Rescue. Sergeant Groft died Saturday morning after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 37 years old and served the citizens of Louisville Metro for over 15 years.

Please keep the Groft and Louisville Fire families in your thoughts and prayers.

Pursuant to Kentucky's presumptive cancer law for firefighters, the agency is treating his death as line-of-duty. Supporting Heroes generally follows federal Public Safety Officers' Benefits guidelines regarding cancer and other causes of death. Unfortunately, there are currently no federal presumptive provisions regarding cancer.

We are working to create guidelines for our purposes and will soon deviate from those of the federal government regarding cancer. Those guidelines are not yet in place, but we hope to have them very soon. This is no way diminishes our perspective regarding the loss of Sergeant Groft or our concern for his family and friends.

It is with deep regret we announce the line-of-duty death of Dr. Chris Bosche of Missouri Task Force 1. Dr. Bosche died earlier this evening after a long battle with 9/11-related illness contracted during his response to the World Trade Center.

Click below to read more about Dr. Bosche or to post condolences or tributes.

Please keep the Bosche and Missouri Task Force 1 families in your thoughts and prayers.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Saint Louis Police Department and their families after two officers were shot in the line-of-duty a short time ago near 14th and Cass Streets. The situation is apparently still unfolding and the condition of the officers is not known.