Fallen First Responders
To Make All Broward County First Responders Our First Priority by Providing Vital Resources Through Community and Corporate Collaboration.
In 1985, the Broward Sheriff ’s Advisory Council was formed by caring community leaders who realized that additional funds were desperately needed to support families of first responders killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
Over the years this membership organization has evolved to also provide essential equipment, training and wellness programs for these dedicated public servants and otherwise invest in the people we depend on to keep our community a safe and desirable place to live.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation, Broward Sheriff ’s Advisory Council relies solely on donations from our members and the generosity of the community and is deeply committed to helping first responders and their families as well as the Broward County community in general.
Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council is proud to have provided $250,000+ to the families of Broward County First Responders killed or critically injured in the line of duty.
Three weeks shy of the birth of his first child, Miccosukee Police Sergeant Steven Greco’s life was cut short. The 40-year-old was killed when a wrong-way driver crashed into his vehicle head-on. His daughter, Gianna, was born March 8, 2019. In response to support provided by Broward Sheriff ’s Advisory Council’s Crisis Support program, his widow, Phoebe, wrote:
“To our family in blue and support staff we are eternally grateful for your love, support and words of condolences at this heart shattering time of our lives.”
Broward Sheriff ’s Advisory Council also provided much-needed financial support to the family of Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin, who was struck and killed by a car. At the time of the accident, she was supervising an inmate work crew near the intersection of Sample Road and Lyons Road in Coconut Creek.
When serious health issues prevented Broward Sheriff ’s Deputy Cesar Morales, a 20-year veteran of the force, from working, Broward Sheriff ’s Advisory Council provided critical support to help the family cover mounting medical expenses.
In July 2019, Broward Sheriff ’s Deputy Benjamin “Benji” Nimtz, 30, died after his patrol SUV was struck by a speeding motorist. The husband and father of two young children had planned to join his family in Indiana. The former U.S. Army solider, who served in Afghanistan, was just a few shifts shy of the move. Broward Sheriff ’s Advisory Council provided financial comfort to this young family during this difficult time.
Just a few weeks after Deputy Nimtz’s death, Sgt. John Baker, Pembroke Pines Police Department, was severely injured when a vehicle crashed into his motorcycle. Broward Sheriff ’s Advisory Council financial support has helped his family cover medical expenses.
Find out about Broward Sheriff's Advisory Council programs as a result of our decades of advocacy.
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