MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Front Line Foundation announced today they will be increasing death benefits to the families of first responders who are killed in the line of duty.
These enhanced benefits will begin with payments made to the families of the Minnesota National Guardsmen who were killed in a helicopter crash in early December.
Founded in late 2018 The Front Line Foundation was formed to support law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs and National Guard members across Minnesota. The organization grants financial support to families of first responders who have died in the line of duty.
The Foundation’s mission is to bridge the gap between the death and benefits being paid, which can help families with ongoing expenses. The Foundation also provides support in the purchase of tactical equipment for first responders which isn’t included in department budgets.
“Due to the wonderful support we have received, we have been able to significantly increase the amount of assistance we give these families,” said Brent Rohlik, Front Line Foundation Co-Founder and Board Member. “To accomplish this in one year is a good sign of things to come. Our supporters are blown away by what we have been able to achieve in such a short amount of time.”
Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles P. Nord, and Sgt. Kort M. Plantenberg will all receive payments that will help them cover expenses until military benefits commence.