12-99, officer needs help - emergency.
This is the code every officer in the State of Oregon knows, but never wants to hear. When men and women enter law enforcement and take the oath to protect our communities, they make this commitment knowing the potential consequences, and yet, bravely do it anyway. Here at TCR Catering, we have the utmost of respect and gratitude for this selfless act.
Although no officer ever wants to hear it, unfortunately, 12-99 is sometimes called and reality is sometimes darkened. Sadly, when the tragedy no one wants to happen does, it is not only emotionally devastating for loved ones, but oftentimes financially burdensome as well. While there is a federally funded program to assist families, there can often be a long period of time before any benefits are received. Meanwhile, many families face unforeseen financial issues, and can be left unable to afford a proper tribute for their loved one.
The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all fallen officers in the State of Oregon, receive the honorable and traditional ceremony they so rightfully deserve. The foundation works to provide this assistance at no cost to suffering families. Therefore, TCR will be CATERING for a CAUSE this summer, in an effort to honor our fallen heroes, by donating a portion of all summer proceeds, directly to the foundation.
It is our hope at TCR Catering, that no officer has to hear 12-99 over the police scanner this summer, and certainly hope it doesn’t lead to the loss of a brave and beloved officer. Thankfully, there is the Fallen Badge Foundation to provide if needed, and this summer enjoying fabulous food from TCR, will contribute towards those efforts.
by Jennifer Holmes