The Survivors Benefit Fund
The Survivors Benefit Fund (SBF) was formed to assist the families left behind by our fallen heroes. Our mission as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is to ensure the continual financial support for the families in their time of need – to provide for and guarantee that the fallen loved ones are never to be forgotten.
The Survivors Benefit Fund is not part of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) or Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) but, instead, is a private 501(c)(3) organization that supports the families of DEA agents, employees, and task force officers that gave their lives in the line-of-duty. Neither the DOJ nor DEA approves, endorses, or authorizes the DEA Survivors Benefit Fund, its materials, or its fundraising efforts.
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The Survivors Benefit Fund
A law enforcement officer is killed every 59 hours in the U.S., and over 66,000 law enforcement officers are assaulted each year.
As a non-profit charitable organization, the DEA Survivors Benefit Fund supports the surviving family members of DEA Agents, and employees as well as Deputized Task Force Officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
Within 24 hours of a line of duty death, a check for $20,000, plus an additional $10,000 for each dependent under 21 is delivered to the family.
These funds help offset the following expenses:
- Family transportation
- Housing accommodations
- Immediate family expenses
What Can We Do?
The DEA Survivors Benefit Fund is dependent on people like you who choose to help us support the families of our fallen heroes. Your financial assistance assures that family members are taken care of, and children who have lost their fathers or mothers can still go to college and fulfill their dreams.
If a monetary donation isn’t possible, the Survivors Benefit Fund gladly accepts items for auction and donation to help raise money.
Thank you for your support and generosity.
We’ve done a lot since our inception in 1997. But there is much more to do. Our goals include disbursing $20,000 within 24 hours of a line of duty death, plus $10,000 for each eligible child. Currently there are over 60 dependants of deceased employees that are eligible for higher education assistance; we are working diligently to assist in their future.
Here are a few accomplishments to date:
- We’ve disbursed over $8 million in line of duty death benefits and educational expenses
- Our computerized Honor Roll Memorials have been installed at DEA Headquarters and the DEA Training Academy to honor our agents’ sacrifices.
- During 2021, the SBF hosted 10 fund-raising events across the country.
- We’ve made it easy for federal employees to directly contribute by integrating into the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC Code 10113) charity.
We are dedicated to increasing the Line of Duty Death Benefit to $50,000, but we need your help to reach that goal.
Paying full college tuition for children of DEA Agents and Task Force Officers killed in the line of duty is imperative. We’ve been able to help, but we need to continue to secure financial assets in order to help us remain in support.
We are also in need of expanded educational and psychological services for surviving families
On October 27, 2019, GLOCK, Inc., of Smyrna, GA made a significant donation to the Drug Enforcement Administration Survivors Benefit Fund (DEASBF) at the International Association Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Chicago, IL. Mr. Robert Radeckie, Glock National Sales Manager personally presented a check to the DEASBF.
GLOCK has been at trusted partner of the DEA Survivors Benefit Fund for over 10 years.
Retired DEA Special Agent and Survivors Benefit Fund Chairman Richard Crock stated, “It makes the work of DEA Agents around the world a little easier knowing that Glock has partnered with the DEASBF to ensure their families are cared for should they make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The fund would not exist without our partners like GLOCK.” Currently the fund finances the college education of 9 children, all of whom lost their father in the line of duty.
On October 28, 2019, GLOCK, Inc., of Smyrna, Ga. made a significant donation to the Drug Enforcement Administration Survivors Benefit Fund (DEASBF) at the International Association Chief’s of Police (IACP) Conference in Chicago, IL. Glock National Sales Manager personally presented a check to the DEASBF Chairman Richard Crock.
GLOCK, Inc. has a long history of supporting the individuals and families of those that go into harm’s way,” stated Radecki. “We are proud to contribute to this great organization which makes such a vital impact in the communities in which we all live.” The DEA Survivors Benefit Fund Chairman Crock stated, “the fund would not exist without generous donors like GLOCK. Currently, the Benefit Fund pays line of duty death and continuing education benefits to the families of DEA Agents and Task Force Officers killed in the line of duty.” Currently the fund finances the college education of 9 children, all of whom lost their father in the line of duty.