Our Mission

The Forever Blue Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was formed by Rock Hill Police Officer John Rainier and his wife, Melanie, shortly after the deaths of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers Jeff Shelton and Sean Clark.  To honor their dear friend, Jeff,  the Rainiers have committed themselves to doing whatever possible to help the families of law enforcement officers who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.  

If you are in need of financial assistance due to the loss of a family member killed in the line of duty, please contact us for an application. 

Please continue to help us give back to these families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  You can help by attending one of our events,  hosting a fundraiser of your own, or simply making a donation.  Your contribution can help to provide a little relief to these families who are experiencing the unimaginable.  Your generousity is appreciated by all.
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Today in the United States, some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. They serve with valor and distinction – and with great success. Federal statistics show that violent and property crime rates in the United States are at historic lows, thanks in large measure to the dedicated service of the men and women of law enforcement.

That protection comes at a price, however. Each year, there are approximately 60,000 assaults on law enforcement officers, resulting in nearly 16,000 injuries. Sadly, over the last decade, an average of 160 officers a year have been killed in the line of duty. And throughout U.S. history, over 19,000 law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice.