630 Public Safety Offers in Leavenworth County Now Covered by S.A.F.E.

Tonganoxie, Kansas (May 9, 2017) – Approximately 630 Leavenworth County Public Safety Officers are now covered by the Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment Fund (S.A.F.E.). The fund was developed to provide the comfort of financial support for the surviving spouses and dependents of sworn law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel who lose their life in the performance of their duties. One of the benefits of S.A.F.E. is an immediate $25,000 contribution to the surviving spouse and/or family member of a firefighter, police officer, paramedic and/or EMT killed in the line of duty. S.A.F.E. provides coverage to emergency services personnel in the metro area, but, until March of 2017, public safety personnel in Leavenworth County were not covered by this important benefit because it required an initial buy-in of $10,000.

The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class of 2016-2017 took on the task of collecting donations with the goal of raising $10,000 and buying in to the S.A.F.E. program. Through their efforts, $11,500 was raised and donated to S.A.F.E. Donors included Mike Reilly of Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons, Dan Lynch of Lynch Real Estate, First State Bank & Trust, and Community National Bank. It is through these generous donations that all Leavenworth County emergency and public safety personnel are now included in the S.A.F.E. lifetime membership.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Lifetime Membership donors, Mike Reilly and Dan Lynch, will be recognized by S.A.F.E. Executive Director Sonny Wilson at 12:00 p.m. at Ten Penny Restaurant in Leavenworth, Kansas. These donors will be presented with a gift from S.A.F.E., as well as plaques of appreciation from the Leavenworth County Sheriff and fire departments within Leavenworth County. This presentation will provide both photo and interview opportunities.

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