The Brotherhood for the Fallen, Suffolk County is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
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Battle at the Barn 50/50 Donation from NY Islanders
Donation: Historical Society
Donation: Eastern Suffolk BOCES Law Enforcement Students
In Loving Memory of Kathleen Mongan
The family of Kathleen Mongan chose to honor her by having donations made to their BFTF family in her memory. So many of the people she loved are active or retired police officers, including her loving husband, retired SCPD Detective Michael Mongan, son Sergeant Michael Mongan of the NYPD and daughter in law and BFTF member Kristina Mongan of the 4th Precinct.
To date, we have received $1690 towards future deployments in Kathleen's name. We thank the Mongan family and friends for thinking of us during the tragic time. May Kathleen rest in peace.
Donations During Suspended Travel
THE BFTF SUSPENDED TRAVEL FOR FUNERALS FOLLOWING THE DECLARATION OF A NATIONAL EMERGENCY DUE TO COVID-19.
WE HAVE, OR WILL BE MAKING, $2000 DONATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING FALLEN OFFICERS FAMILIES AFTER WE VERIFY THE PROPER RECIPIENTS FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS.
Corporal James O'Connor, Philadelphia PD, Pennsylvania: End of Watch 13MAR20
Police Officer Christopher Walsh, Springfield PD, Missouri: End of Watch 16MAR20
Police Officer Kaia Grant, Springdale PD, Ohio: End of Watch 21MAR20
Trooper Justin Schaffer, Washington State Patrol, Washington: End of Watch 24MAR20
Sergeant Ben Jenkins, Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada: End of Watch 27MAR20
Commander Greg Carnicle, Phoenix PD, Arizona: End of Watch 29MAR20
Officer Breann Leath, Indianaplois Metro PD, Indiana: End of Watch 9APR20
Police Officer Justin Putnum, San Marcos PD, Texas: End of Watch 18APR20
Constable Heidi Stevenson, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada: End of Watch 19APR20
Police Officer Dan Waters, San Diego PD, California: End of Watch 23APR20
Lieutenant Glenn Hutto, Baton Rouge PD, Louisiana: End of Watch 26APR20
Police Officer Michael Mosher, Overland Park PD, Arkansas: End of Watch 3MAY20
Police Officer Cody Holt, Grand Forks PD, North Dakota: End of Watch 27MAY20
Police Officer Nate Lyday, Ogden PD, Utah: End of Watch 28MAY20
Officer Patrick Underwood, Federal Protective Service, California: End of Watch 29MAY20
Police Officer Waldis Johnson, Detroit PD, Michigan: End of Watch 31MAY20
Sergeant Stephen Williams, Moody PD, Alabama: End of Watch 2JUN20
Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller, Santa Cruz County SO, California: End of Watch 6JUN20
Deputy Sheriff James Blair, Simpson County SD, Mississippi: End of Watch 12JUN20
Officer Julian Keen, Florida Wildlife Conservation, Florida: End of Watch 14JUN20
Sergeant Craig Johnson, Tulsa PD, Oklahoma: End of Watch 29JUN20
Police Officer Anthony Dia, Toledo PD, Ohio: End of Watch 4JUL20
Police Officer Edelmiro Garza Jr., McAllen PD, Texas: End of Watch 11JUL20
Police Officer Ismael Chavez, McAllen PD, Texas: End of Watch 11JUL20
Police Officer Jonathan Shoop, Bothell PD, Washington: End of Watch 13JUL20
Sergeant Ricardo Perez-Ortiz, Puerto Rico PD, Puerto Rico: End of Watch 24AUG20
Police Officer Bryan Brown, Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Police, Arizona: End of Watch 27AUG20
Police Officer Tamarris Bohannon, St. Louis Metropolitan PD, Missouri: End of Watch 30AUG20
Detective James Skernivitz, Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio: End of Watch 3SEP20
Investigator Mario Herrera, Lincoln PD, Nebraska: End of Watch 7SEP20
Support Our Supporters!
Please take a minute to read through the updated list.
These businesses consistently support law enforcement causes.
Please remember our friends when shopping for these goods and services.
The Brotherhood for the Fallen appreciates the support that we have been given by local merchants through food, services, and monetary donations as we carry on our mission to honor our fallen heroes.
Now it’s time for us as members of this organization, and our communities, to support them as they struggle to stay in business during the COVID-19 National Emergency. This health crisis has affected us all and we can help each other get through it by standing together.
Please support the following businesses and your community merchants. Buy local and help keep your neighborhood economy strong. Search for them on the internet and visit their websites for more information on delivery or pickup hours of operation.
Thank you and be safe in your daily duties and look out for each other.
GOODS & OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY SUPPORTERS:
Since our inception in 2016, the owners of P.C. Richard & Son, a family-owned and operated business, have been a reliable and consistent supporter of the Brotherhood for the Fallen, the SCPD Police unions, many fraternal organizations, and the law enforcement community as a whole. They have donated so many items to the BFTF for free and sold others to us at extreme discounts. They have done this for the other organizations mentioned as well to support their fundraisers.
Joe Morrone, the Director of Sales at P.C. Richard & Son, provides his personal cell phone number to our members and always strives to find the product the member is looking for at the most affordable price. The support and attention provided to our members by the ownership and sales team at P.C. Richard & Son is unparalleled.
With the economic downturn/impact associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, P.C. Richard & Son needs our support. If you are shopping for electronics, home appliances, mattresses, etc. please think about purchasing these items from our friends at P.C. Richard & Sons.
Feel free to call or email Joe Morrone direct for any help you may need with making a purchase from P.C. Richard. Joe.email@example.com Cell: 516-984-6693
Below this article is a directory of contacts at all of their locations. All store managers are available to service our needs with the following protocols:
Store Hours 10am-5pm / Curbside Pickup at the stores / Curbside Delivery to you / Farmingdale Warehouse Pick up
Restaurant and Food Service: Take out & Delivery
(Check with merchant):
DANG! BBQ (Islip & Seaford-menu below)
Hurricane Grill & Wings (SUFFOLK: Manorville, Port Jefferson Station, Lindenhurst and Hauppauge- NASSAU: Garden City, Syosset and Levittown)
PDQ Chicken (Farmingdale)
Long Island Bagel Café (Nesconset & Stony Brook)
First Class Bagels (East Northport)
Napper Tandy’s (Smithtown)
Chick-Fil-A (Port Jefferson Station)
Tate’s Bake Shop (E. Moriches & Southampton)
Glenn Wayne Bakery (Bohemia)
Bulls I BBQ Catering (Islip)
Tommy’s Place (Port Jefferson)
Rogers Frigate (Port Jefferson)
Tap Room (Patchogue)
Fratelli Pork Store (Patchogue)
Harbor Grill (Patchogue)
Uncle Wally’s Prepared Foods (Shirley)
Tonino's Pizza (Westhampton Beach)
La Volpe Ristorante (Center Moriches)
Outback Steakhouse (Holbrook)
Blue Point Brewery (Patchogue)
Clare Rose Beer Distributors
In Memory of Sergeant Jeffrey Gross
As many of you know, we lost active BFTF member, 4th Precinct Sergeant Jeffrey Gross who died on 2/28/20. Jeff was a strong supporter of the BFTF and our mission. He will be sorely missed.
As a testament to this support, his wife Kristin requested that if friends and family wanted to, they could make a donation to us in his memory in lieu of flowers at the funeral home.
To date, we have received $850 towards future deployments in Jeff’s name. We thank the Gross family and friends for thinking of us during the tragic time. May Jeff rest in peace.
Donation - PO James Tobin
Special thanks to 4th Precinct member PO James Tobin.
He organized a 50/50 on a recent Islander/Rangers hockey game trip and raised $300 for the BFTF!
Great job and thank you for your continued support.
Donation- Islip Buccanears Varsity Softball
Islip Buccaneers Varsity Softball coach, Dennis McSweeney, bought 2 tickets for the Battle at the Barn. The team raffled them off as a fundraiser along with 2 of the game day t-shirts and 2 BFTF hats. The girls raised $700 and they gave us $350!
Pictured below is team trainer Kathleen Kerr with most of the BFTF board. The close up shows the homemade tribute to the BFTF on the back of her Islander sweatshirt. Very cool.
Thank you, Islip Buccaneers Varsity Softball!
Smithtown West students hold fundraisers to benefit the BFTF
Victoria Holtje, daughter of Police Officer Brian Holtje of the 4th Precinct Crime Section, teamed up with classmate Thomas Killeen to host events as well as participate in community events during 2019. At these community events, such as the Nesconset Fair and Seafest in Islip, they raised money and awareness to the BFTF mission through merchandise sales and donations. Victoria and Thomas also held a bowling night and a good time was had by all. We are honored that such fine young adults have taken it upon themselves to support the Brotherhood for the Fallen, Suffolk County. In total Victoria and Thomas raised $3000!
We thank them for their amazing support and wish them all of the best in all of their future endeavors.
Seen here is the presentation of the check to the BFTF and the plaques of recognition to these fantastic teens. Pictured above from left to right:
Captain Kevin Foley, Police Officer Aleksandra Klimas-Mikalauskas, Victoria Holtje, Thomas Killeen, Sergeant Charles Ebert, Sergeant Konrad Wojciechowski and Police Officer Brian Holtje.
THANK YOU - 4th Annual Tribute to the Fallen
We want to thank all of you who were able to support our 4th Annual Tribute to the Fallen in so many different ways. We can’t possibly thank everyone individually here who helped us this year but you are all appreciated. Whether you are a sponsor, recruited a sponsor, donated a gift basket, spread the word, donated your time before, during and/or after the event, or came out that night to buy raffles and merchandise and to remember the fallen with us. No matter what your role was, it was very important and we couldn’t have done it without you!
We raised approximately $37,000!!!
The below posters were on display at the event. Please support those that support us. Especially JetBlue who continues to support the BFTF across the country with free flights.
Donations Made to Fallen Officers Families: 2020
The following Officers’ funerals were attended in 2020 and a Brotherhood representative presented a check for $2000 to each of those families. Additional information including photos can be found in the LOD Deployments tab.
Detective Clifton Martinez, San Antonio Independent School District PD, Texas: End of Watch 21DEC19
Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson, Panola County Sheriff's Office, Texas: End of Watch 31DEC19
Public Safety Officer Jackson Winkeler, Florence Regional Airport DPS, South Carolina: End of Watch 5JAN20
Police Officer Tiffany Enriquez, Honolulu PD, Hawaii: End of Watch 19JAN20
Police Officer Kaulike Kalama, Honolulu PD, Hawaii: End of Watch 19JAN20
Police Officer Katherine Thyne, Newport News PD, Virginia: End of Watch 23JAN20
Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten, Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Texas: End of Watch 3FEB20
Police Officer Nick O'Rear, Kimberly PD, Alabama: End of Watch 5FEB20
Trooper Joseph Bullock, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida: End of Watch 5FEB20
Officer David Kellywood, White Mountain Apache PD, Arizona: End of Watch 17FEB20
Corporal Andrew Gillette, Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina: End of Watch 25FEB20
Police Officer Brent Scrimshire, Hot Springs PD, Arkansas: End of Watch 10MAR20
TRAVEL SUSPENDED DUE TO DECLARATION OF A NATIONAL EMERGENCY DUE TO COVID-19.
Marriot Room Donation
Special thanks to hotel manager Megan Hueso for her generosity on behalf of Courtyard by Marriot Hotel in Fayetteville. The hotel didn't charge us for the room.
Islip Apple Festival 10/19/19
A great day was had by all and cleared approximately $2500 for the BFTF in pumpkin, apple cider donut, apple fritter, and merchandise sales.
Plus $98 in straight donations.
Special thanks to Finks Country Farm and Kaufold's Country Sheds and Gazebos who each donated 50 pumpkins towards our pumpkin sale.
Donations Made to Fallen Officers Families: 2019
The following Officers’ funerals were attended in 2019 and a Brotherhood representative presented a check for $1500 to each of those families. Additional information including photos can be found in the LOD Deployments tab.
Corporal Ronil Singh, Newman PD, California: End of Watch 26DEC18
Police Officer Michael Smith, Henry County PD, Georgia: End of Watch 28DEC18
Police Officer Joseph Shinners, Provo PD, Utah: End of Watch 5JAN19
Police Officer Natalie Corona, Davis PD, California: End of Watch 10JAN19
Sergeant Wytasha Carter, Birmingham PD, Alabama: End of Watch 13JAN19
Police Officer Sean Tuder, Mobile PD, Alabama: End of Watch 20JAN19
Detective William Brewer, Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Ohio: End of Watch 2FEB19
Trooper Lucas Dowell, Virginia State Police, Virginia: End of Watch 4FEB19
Police Officer Matthew Rittner, Milwaukee PD, Wisconsin: End of Watch 6FEB19
The following Officers’ funerals were attended in 2019 and a Brotherhood representative presented a check for $2000 to each of those families. Thanks to your amazing support, we are able to once again increase the donation to the families to assist with finances during the immediate aftermath of the loss of their loved one. Additional information including photos can be found in the LOD Deployments tab.
Detective Brian Simonsen, NYPD, NY: End of Watch 12FEB19
Agent Alfred-Zanyet-Perez, Puerto Rico PD, Puerto Rico: End of Watch 16FEB19
Sergeant Steve Hinkle, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee: End of Watch 26FEB19
Police Officer Nathan Heidelberg, Midland PD, Texas: End of Watch 5MAR19
Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Illinois: End of Watch 7MAR19
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson, Kittitas County Sheriff's Office, Washington: End of Watch 19MAR19
Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera, El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas: End of Watch 24MAR19
Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier, Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, Washington: End of Watch 13APR19
Police Officer Jordan Sheldon, Mooresville PD, North Carolina: End of Watch 4MAY19
Police Officer Robert McKeithen, Biloxi PD, Mississippi: End of Watch 5MAY19
Sergeant Kelvin Ansari, Savannah PD, Georgia: End of Watch 11MAY19
Police Officer William Buechner, Auburn Police Division, Texas: End of Watch 19MAY19
Police Officer John Hetland, Racine PD, Wisconsin: End of Watch 17JUN19
Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan, Sacramento PD, California: End of Watch 19JUN19
Corporal Jose Espericuta, Mission PD, Texas: End of Watch 20JUN19
Police Officer Michael Langsdorf, North County Police Cooperative, Missouri: End of Watch 23JUN19
Deputy Sheriff Troy Chisum, Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Illinois: End of Watch 25JUN19
Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Dixon, Hall County Sheriff's Office, Georgia: End of Watch 7JUL19
Sergeant Michael Stephen, Stone County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas: End of Watch 18JUL19
Police Officer Juan Diaz, Los Angeles PD, California: End of Watch 27JUL19
Police Officer Andre Moye, California Highway Patrol, California: End of Watch 12AUG19
Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, Illinois State Police, Illinois: End of Watch 23AUG19
Trooper Moises Sanchez, Texas Depatment of Public Safety, Texas: End of Watch 24AUG19
Investigator Dornell Cousette, Tuscaloosa PD, Alabama: End of Watch 16SEP19
Captain Vincent Liberto, Mandeville PD, Louisiana: End of Watch 20SEPT19
Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Dhaliwal, Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas: End of Watch 27SEP19
Police Officer Brian Mulkeen, NYPD, New York: End of Watch 29SEPT19
Deputy Sheriif Brian Ishmael, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, California: End of Watch 23OCT19
Detective Jorge DelRion, Dayton PD, Ohio: End of Watch 7NOV19
Investigator Cecil Ridley, Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia: End of Watch 19NOV19
Police Officer Rasheen McClain, Detroit PD, Michigan: End of Watch 20NOV19
Sheriff John Williams, Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama: End of Watch 23NOV19
Agent Billy Clardy, Huntsville PD, Alabama: End of Watch 6DEC19
Sergeant Christopher Brewster, Houston PD, Texas: End of Watch 7DEC19
Police Officer Stephen Carr, Fayetteville PD, Arkansas: End of Watch 7DEC19
Detective Joseph Seals, Jersey City PD, New Jersey: End of Watch 10DEC19
Sergeant Kailla Sullivan, Nassau Bay PD, Texas: End of Watch 10DEC19
Constable Eula Ray Hawkins, Pamola County Constable's Office, Mississippi: End of Watch 12DEC19
The Brotherhood For The Fallen would like to thank the following organizations and individuals who have generously contributed to us.
In this article, we will list all of the businesses and individuals that have given us financial or other support not attributed to any event. Those generous donors will be listed in that specific THANK YOU article elsewhere on this page.
We have a very extensive list of our wonderful supporters!
We encourage you to patronize these businesses and have provided website links for those businesses that have donated more than $500 worth of financial, goods, or services support.
BBQ Blue Event Donation
Thank you to Country 96.1 for selecting the BFTF to be the recipients of proceeds fromthe BBQ for the Blue event!
We had a great day and they gave us a check for $4,000 from ticket sales!!!
We also sold over $9000 in merchandise and raffled off a great NY Islanders autographed baseball cap donated to us by the NY Islanders!
We appreciate all of the support.
Suffolk Archers' BFTF Day!
Smithtown West students hold fundraisers to benefit the BFTF
37th SCPD Civilian Academy (Presented to BFTF Member PO Mitch Savino who donated it to the BFTF)
Quinn McManus and the Westhampton Beach Middle School
Middle school student Quinn McManus and his class at the Westhampton Beach Middle School have chosen the BFTF to be the beneficiary of their class fundraiser event.
Thanks to the students and faculty for all of your hard work putting this together and selecting the BFTF as your charity for this event.
Together they raised $560 for the BFTF!
Birthday Fundraiser Donation- Charles Giardella
We would like to thank BFTF Board Member Charles Giardella for his generous fundraiser that generated $1100 for the BFTF!
Charles' friends and family came through and made very generous donations in Charles' name to the BFTF!
The following is a list of donors. Thank you, everyone and Happy 50th Birthday Charles!
Mom and Dad Giardella
Retired Police Association Donation
January 24, 2019 Tribute Thank You!
James Gruenfelder - Facebook Birthday Charity Donation
We would like to thank BFTF Board Member Jim Gruenfelder for his generous fundraiser that generated $1875 for the BFTF!
Jim used the Facebook fundraiser that allows someone to pick a charity that they wish to make a donation to for their birthday. He picked the Brotherhood for the Fallen, Suffolk County and his friends and family came through!
Brian Morris - Facebook Birthday Charity Donation
We would like to thank Brian Morris for his generous fundraiser that generated $590 for the BFTF!
Brian used the Facebook fundraiser that allows someone to pick a charity that they wish to make a donation to for their birthday. Brian picked the Brotherhood for the Fallen, Suffolk County and his friends and family came through!
Brian is the son of retired SCPD Sergeant and former SOA President Tim Morris. Brian is also an insurance broker for Folks Insurance in Sayville should anyone need their services. He can be contacted at 631-339-1665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Loving Memory of SCPD Detective William Maldonado
Suffolk County Police Detective Christine Tamaro has selected the Brotherhood For The Fallen, Suffolk County, to be the recipient of two extremely generous $1000 donations in loving memory of her husband, Suffolk County Police Detective William Maldonado. The first is from the Theodore Roosevelt Foundation and the second is from the Federal Criminal Investigators Association Endowment Association. We are humbled by these donations and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Willie and Christine.
Donations Made to Fallen Officers Families: 2018
The following Officers’ funerals were attended in 2018 and a Brotherhood representative presented a check for $1000 to each of those families. Additional information including photos can be found in the LOD Deployments tab.
Thank you Vamos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
Thank you to Vamos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Phil, Joe, Ryan and Abigail for hosting this great event on 6/2/18 to help our officers stay safe.
(See our events tab for details)
Besides the valuable lessons on self defense, they raised $700 for the Brotherhood for the Fallen, Suffolk County.
Amazing! We appreciate your support.
Sam Gutierrez, owner of KBG Logistics in Bay Shore, has very generously donated his beautiful custom made 2001 Titan motorcycle to be raffled off to benefit the Brotherhood For The Fallen, Suffolk County. The original price of the bike was over $34,000. Then in an effort to help promote the bike, Sam bought a trailer to tow the bike around in to get maximum exposure, outfitting the trailer with custom made signs supporting the raffle. He is so generous, that when he heard the raffle cost $499 to run online, he bought the $500 ticket bundle just to cover our costs! He truly is amazing and a true friend of the BFTF.
Please help support this raffle in any of these ways:
Take a chance and buy a raffle
Share on social media
Hang the flyers in local businesses that allow it
Hang the flyers in your lunchroom/coffeeroom at work
A special thank you to the Suffolk Archers who hosted an event on 3/4/18 in South Huntington and donated all of the days proceeds, nearly $1000 the the BFTF!
Thank you for your support!
The Suffolk Archers are located on Pidgeon Hill Road in South Huntington. Click their link for details about this great group.
2nd Annual Tribute Thank You !!!
Challenge Coin Event Benefits the BFTF!
Two of our newest members, Matt Schmidt of the Nassau County PD and John Juliano of the Amityville PD and a board member, Jim Gruenfelder, decided to put together a coin event for coin junkies to get together to buy, sell and trade challenge coins at a restaurant in Amityville. They held a coin raffle and donated all of the night’s proceeds to the BFTF.
Well, they raised $570 for the BFTF!
The Brotherhood For The Fallen, Suffolk County thanks you for your support!
Donations for the Dallas 5 - Tough Mudder Fundraiser
Thanks to the generosity of our membership, friends, and corporate sponsors, the BFTF Suffolk County was able to donate $1000 to each of the families of the Dallas 5 that were taken from us in 2016. Several members made a trip to Dallas to deliver the donations and participate in the Dallas Chapters' first fundraiser. Additionally, we were able to pay it forward and give their chapter a $1000 monetary donation to get them started; just as Chicago did for us last year. Together we are stronger and better able to serve the families of our fallen heroes.
Thank you Community Ambulance!
Thank you union Presidents!
The Brotherhood For The Fallen, Suffolk County would like to recognize the three Suffolk County Police Union Presidents for their personal and very generous contribution of $500 each to the BFTF!
Noel DiGerolamo – PBA
Jim Hughes – SDA
John Cowie – SOA
Tough Mudder Sponsors and Donors
SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ALL OF THE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT!
BACK THE BLUE EVENT
Thank you to Merrimac Elementary School in Holbrook for your amazing support and for having a “Back the Blue” event.
A special thank you to teacher Michele Lawrence for organizing the event.
They raised $808 for the Brotherhood for the Fallen, Suffolk County!
THANK YOU 16-168!
The 16-168 recruit class of the Suffolk County Police Academy did an amazing job of selling raffles for the below-donated prizes for the fundraiser that was held March 24, 2017.
The class raised over $17,000 for the BFTF!
Special thanks to Crystie Rios and James Tagliomonte for spearheading this monumental effort.
Please make an effort to support the following businesses that support the Brotherhood For The Fallen.
The below sponsors made monetary, merchandise, or service donations. We thank them and the members of the 16-168 class that we're able to secure the donations as well as sell raffles.
A special thank you to PO Eric Petry who won $700 in the 50/50 and gave it all back to the Brotherhood!
We would also like to thank Tommy Schafer for hosting the event at his restaurant and his continued unwavering support of the SCPD!