Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation
Fiscal Year Update
10/1/19 thru 9/30/20
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 Scholarship Fund to provide assistance for the children and spouses of our fallen officers to attend college. Christian Frink, son of Steven Frink who died in the line of duty on March 22, 1993, graduated from Western Washington University in 2012. 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 graduated in 2018. Jim is starting his junior year. Emily, Erin, Kailey and Erik, daughters and son of Detective Brent Hanger, who died in the line of duty on August 6, 2015, attended Western Washington University and the University of Washington. Emily and Erin have graduated. Kailey is starting her senior year and Erik is starting his sophomore year. This last year, the foundation provided a total of $38,379.00 to Jim Saunders & Erin, Kailey and Erik Hanger to attend college.
The scholarship program for WSP employees, their spouses, and children is in its 28th year. The WSPMF provided 5 new scholarships and 7 renewable scholarships to families of the Washington State Patrol in the last fiscal year, totaling $13,000 in assistance.
This year, in addition to scholarships, the WSPMF has provided $37,813.00 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 WSP Memorial Foundation Board made the difficult decision, due to the ongoing complications with the COVID-19 virus, to cancel our 38th Annual WSP Memorial Foundation dinner, scheduled for April 18, 2020. An online auction was held July 10 -15, 2020. We were able to raise $34,000.00 for our Fallen Scholarship Fund.
The WSPMF currently has 1,257 contributing members (1055 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 597-4411.
The 39th Annual Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Tulalip Casino & Resort in Marysville, 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 Scholarship Fund.
WSP Memorial Foundation Bylaws
WSPMF Fallen Scholarship Fund Policy & Guidelines