On December 20, 2014, Detective Rafael Ramos, along with his partner Detective Wen Jun Liu, were assassinated as they sat in their patrol car simply because they were police officers.Learn more
The Detective Rafael Ramos Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. The mission of the foundation is to raise awareness as it pertains to the dangers faced by law enforcement officers, while also helping to support the families that experience the tragedy of losing a family member in the law enforcement profession. The foundation also desires to develop a positive relationship between our communities and the law enforcement officers who work in them on a regular basis.Learn more
The foundation’s survivor fund provides assistance for the immediate family members (widows, widowers and dependent children) of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, through fund raising events and scholarship programs.
We are committed to helping our most impoverished communities where crime might be more prevalent by supporting educational programs for the youth, along with events that will involve local law enforcement officers.
It is our goal to help families as they are going through the process of rebuilding their lives. The foundation will provide helpful resources to make the rebuilding process a little easier.