The Long Beach Police Officers Memorial Widows and Orphans Emergency and Scholarship Trust Fund was re-built in 1976 shortly after three LBPD officers were killed in the line of duty within months of each other, thereby depleting the existing emergency fund. A tremendous friend of the LBPOA, Bryan "Whitey" Littlefield, telephoned his good friend Frank Sinatra and told him about the tragic deaths. Frank Sinatra quickly organized and publicized a concert at the Long Beach Arena and all of the proceeds raised from the sold out show were donated to the Widows and Orphans Trust Fund. Today, the Trust is managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of active LBPOA officers, retired LBPD officers, and LBPOA Honoraries.
The Long Beach Police Officers Memorial Widows and Orphans Emergency and Scholarship Trust Fund is a fully recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization with a Federal Tax I.D. #51-0176948:
- Provides emergency financial assistance to the families of police officers killed or injured in the line of duty.
- Provides assistance to active officers and families when faced with crisis.
- Provides college scholarships to the children of active officers.
Donations to the Widows and Orphans Trust Fund are greatly appreciated.
Please make your tax deductible donation payable to:Widows & Orphans Trust Fund
2865 Temple Avenue
Long Beach, California 90755