Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation

Fiscal Year Update

10/1/18 thru 9/30/19

 

Mission Statement:  We, the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation, are entrusted to preserve the memory of Washington State Patrol fallen officers and to provide assistance to active and retired Washington State Patrol employees and their families in times of need.

The Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation (WSPMF) was created in 1982.  We have provided more than two million dollars in financial assistance to Washington State Patrol employees and their families. 

 

All proceeds from the annual memorial dinner are placed into our Fallen Officers’ Spouse and Children College Fund to provide assistance for the children of our fallen officers to attend college.  Megan and Jim Saunders, daughter and son of Trooper James Saunders, who died in the line of duty on October 7, 1999, both attended the University of Washington.  Megan has graduated and is working in Government and Media Relations {GMR} with the Washington State Patrol.  Jim is starting his sophomore year.  Erin, Kailey and Erik, daughters and son of Detective Brent Hanger, who died in the line of duty on August 6, 2015, are all attending Western Washington University.  This last year, the foundation provided a total of $22,209.37 to Megan and Jim Saunders & Emily, Erin and Kailey Hanger to attend college.  

 

The scholarship program for WSP employees, their spouses, and children is in its 27th year. The WSPMF provided 5 new scholarships and 11 renewable scholarships to families of the Washington State Patrol in the last fiscal year, totaling $16,000 in assistance.

 

This year, in addition to scholarships, the WSPMF has provided $17,320.50 in assistance to WSP families.  While much of the assistance provided by the WSPMF is confidential in nature, the WSPMF is proud to disclose its involvement in the following activities:

  • The WSPMF Dinner, held at the Tulalip Casino & Resort in Marysville, WA on April 27, 2018, raised $46,000 for our Fallen Officers’ Spouse and Children College Fund.Family members of Troopers Brent Hanger, Sean O’Connell, Tony Radulescu, James Saunders, Steven Frink, Clifford Hansell, Frank Noble, Raymond Hawn, Vernon Fortin, Thomas Hendrickson and Officer Joseph Modlin attended the Memorial Dinner as our guests.During the dinner ceremony, names of our fallen officers were read.Their family members were our guests for the evening.

 

The WSPMF currently has 1,326 contributing members (1120 active and 206 retired employees).  To be a voting member of the WSPMF, you must contribute $5 per month or $2.50 a pay period. This minimal deduction goes a long way toward helping WSP families in times of need.  If you would like to be a contributing member of the WSPMF or would like to increase your monthly donation, please request the form through Megan King at wspmemorialfoundation@gmail.com or (360) 597-4411.

The 37th Annual Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA.  Please join us to remember those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.  Note:  Please visit the WSPMF website at the following link for ticket information and hotel reservations: https://www.wspmf.org/events.  Remember – all proceeds from the dinner are placed into our Fallen Officers’ Spouse and Children College Fund.  

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