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Eric Johnson | Executive DirectorEricJohnson@SupportingHeroes.orgYou were there as 10 line-of-duty deaths occurred in just the rst four months of 2024June 2024News & Information for our Members and SupportersYou Were ThereYou Were There“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life fo his friends.”John 15:13... on Thursday, February 29: You were there when Cody Allen... on Friday, March 8: You were there when Frank Ha-thaway... on Tuesday, March 12: You were there when Drake Ad-ams and Frank Whitt... on Monday, April 1: You were there when Chastian McWhorter... on Monday, April 8: You were there when Steve Sing-er and Richard Givan... on Saturday, April 13 You were there when Brent Hall... on Sunday, April 14: You were there when Marty Jack-son... on Tuesday, April 16: You were there when Fred Fislar ... as 2024 brings 10 tragediesPO BOX 991547 | LOUISVILLE, KY 40269-1547 | (502) 585-2282-continued on page 8CODY ALLENJAMES HATHAWAYFRANK WHITTDRAKE ADAMSCHASTIAN McWHORTERSTEVE SINGERRICHARD GIVANBRENT HALLMARTY JACKSONFRED FISLAR

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You were there when EMT Drake Adams and Fireghter Frank Whitt In fact, Whenever Again, HEROES MOBILEGet our App for LODD notications and moreWith our mobile app, you can select the types of no-tications you would like to receive and stay bet-ter informed about your organization’s activities!Download HEROES MOBILEGET OUR APPMike Burns, JD | Chairman – Board of TrusteesMikeBurns@SupportingHeroes.org2You Were There “It is not how they died that made Deputy Fred Fislar Hendricks County Sheri’s Oce (IN) END OF WATCH: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Sergeant William “Marty” Jackson, II Winchester Police Department (KY) END OF WATCH: Sunday, April 14, 2024Ocer Brent Hall Pioneer Village Police Department (KY) END OF WATCH: Saturday, April 13, 2024 Sergeant Richard Givan Ekron Volunteer Fire Deparmtent (KY) LAST CALL: Monday, April 8, 2024 Chief Steve Singer Lake Lafayette Police Department (MO) END OF WATCH: Monday, April 8, 2024 EMT Chastian McWhorter Somerset-Pulaski County EMS (KY) LAST CALL: Monday, April 1, 2024 MOST RECENT FALLEN HEROESWHAT DO YOU THINK?Let us know your thoughts about:• This newsletter• How we are doing in general• Suggestions • Any feedback is welcome!We would love to hear from you! E-mail us at Info@ -continued on page 6“KEYWORD “... quote pulled from the article ...”“KEYWORD “... quote pulled from the article ...” ... in Elliott County, Kentucky

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Brian Zinanni | Survivor Outreach Coordinator and State Director – You were there when Ocer Cody AllenIn fact, 3June 2024them heroes ... it is how they lived.”EMT Ronald “Drake” Adams Elliott County EMS (KY) LAST CALL: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Fireghter Frank Whitt Route 504 Volunteer Fire Deparmtent (KY) LAST CALL: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Captain James Hathaway Muncie Fire Department (IN) LAST CALL: Friday, March 8, 2024 Ocer Cody Allen Independence Police Department (MO) END OF WATCH: Thurs., February 29, 2024 Sergeant Thomas Petschke, Jr. Ballardsville Fire & Rescue (KY) LAST CALL: Saturday, November 11, 2023 District Chief David Phelps Prairieton Fire & Rescue (IN) LAST CALL: Thursday, November 2, 2023 MOST RECENT FALLEN HEROESCONTACT US(502) 585-2282ERIC JOHNSON Executive DirectorEricJohnson @SupportingHeroes.orgBRIAN ZINANNI Survivor Outreach Coord. State Director - MissouriBrianZinanni @SupportingHeroes.orgTRINA JOHNSON Oce AdministratorTrinaJohnson @SupportingHeroes.orgJENNIE HIRTZEL Communications ManagerJennieHirtzel @SupportingHeroes.orgTRACY INSKO MembershipTracyInsko @SupportingHeroes.orgMARCY BERRY Community Outreach & Benets CoordinatorMarcyBerry ... in Independence, Missouri-continued on page 7

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4You Were There When Supporting Heroes rst meets the survivors of a fall-en rst responder, we let them know they are not alone, that we will be there for them in the days and years to come.One of the ways we do that is by hosting social events, where survivors can meet other survivors and bond over their shared experience in a relaxed and fun environment. Survivors always attend these events free of charge — made possible by our members and partners like you!The Supporting Heroes Thunder for Survivors event provides a secure area and warm tent where our survivor families can enjoy the air, drone and reworks show that is Thunder Over Louisville. This event takes place every year in mid-April and is the kicko event for the Kentucky Derby. ... in Jeersonville, IndianaWe look forward to seeing our survivor families again July 13th in Owensboro at the Heroes Trib ute G al a! or shout-out to Bruce DeArk and JeFD? or “Survivors Speak” feature with Survivor testimonials?need to get 2024 reworks photo from TrinaYou were there when survivor families gathered for food, fellowship and a front-row seat for Thunder Over LouisvilleDan Durham | Treasurer – Board of Trustees and Memorial Team Member DanDurham@SupportingHeroes.orgWhether you work in public safety, are the survivor of a fallen hero, or simply appreciate the service and sacrice of rst responder heroes, you will not want to miss this event! Register today at

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5June 2024 ... in Muncie, IndianaYou were there when families laid to rest their heroes who died in the line-of-duty from occupational cancer. In the United States in 2023, ___ cancer-related reghter deaths were deemed to be line-of-duty by _____ federal agency.In January 2023, WHAS-11 News aired a story about cancer- related reghter deaths. ... for cancer-related line-of-duty deathscancer-related story might tie in better in January for FF Cancer month?OCCUPATIONAL CANCERThe most dangerous threat to reghter health and safetyAccording to Interna-tional Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), cancer caused 66% of the career reghter line-of-duty deaths from 2002-2019. That is compared to 18% from heart disease during the same period.Fireghters have a 9% higher risk of being diag-nosed with cancer and 14% higher risk of dying from cancer than the general population.CLICK HERE to learn more.The National Fallen Fireghters Founda-tion (NFFF) has teamed up with the Fireghter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) to raise awareness via the Walk of Honor at NFFF’s Memorial Park in Emmitsburg, Mary-land. Bricks in the FCSN section pay tribute to re-ghters lost to occupa-tional cancer, celebrates those who have survived, and honors those current-ly battling.The Walk of Honor con-tains more than 13,000 inscribed bricks. CLICK HERE to learn more.Supporting Heroes has helped 33 families of reghters who have lost their battle with occupa-tional cancer.In fact,Whenever Again, You were there when Captain James Hatha-wayMark Voskuhl | Assistant Team Leader, Memorial“KEYWORD “... quote pulled from the article ...”“KEYWORD “... quote pulled from the article ...”Since the WHAS-11 news story aired in 2023, ve reghters in our service area lost their battle with occupational cancer. Learn more about these heroes at

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UPCOMING EVENTSJuly 13, 2024: Owensboro (KY) Heroes Tribute GalaJuly 19-21, 2024: Arlington (VA) National EMS Weekend of HonorJune 21-23, 2024: Eminence (MO) SURVIVORS EVENT: Camping & Float TripSeptember 9, 2024: Louisville (KY) Steel Technologies Foundation Golf OutingNovember 2, 2024: Louisville (KY) SURVIVORS EVENT: Ohio River Cruise6You Were There ELLIOTT COUNTY, continued from page 2In fact, Whenever Again, OUR PARTNERS SUPPORTING HEROESLakeside Park-Crestview Hills PD Car Show June 15, 2024 | Crestview Hills, KYSemour Fireghters Local 577 Golf Scramble August 17, 2024 | Seymour, INSteel Technologies Golf Outing September 9, 2024 | Louisville, KYIAFF 3784 9/11 Memorial Golf Scramble September 9, 2024 | Hebron, KYIAFF Local 3945 Sound the Alarm 5K September 2024 | Independence, KYClayton 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb September 8, 2024 | Clayton, MOKnow of an event that needs a beneciary? Tell us about it here: appreciate these fundraising partners!Watch for these upcoming fundraisers!Special thanks to our friends The Monarchsfor hosting An Evening with The Monarchs Benetting Supporting HeroesNovember 30, 2023 Louisville (KY)Special thanks to our friends fromBreckinridge Co. (KY) High School LADY TIGERS BASKETBALLfor hosting the Supporting Heroes GameFebruary 23, 2024 | Harned (KY)Special thanks to the Culver-Stockton College Criminal Justice students for hosting the Fallen Ocer Project Walk April 6, 2024 | Canton (MO)Special thanks to our friends fromand artist Marti Osbourn O’Danielfor hosting the Supporting Heroes Tree at Lights on MainDecember 2023-January 2024 | Louisville (KY)

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7June 2024In fact, Whenever Again, INDEPENDENCE, continued from page 3We thank our partners who raise funds to further our mission! Whether you hold a golf event, stair climb, or other fundraiser, your support is essential to our ability to respond to tragedies and support families. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING HEROES!“KEYWORD “... quote pulled from the article ...”“KEYWORD “... quote pulled from the article ...”FEATURED DIAMOND & PLATINUM PARTNERSCLICK HERE to see all of our PartnersTHANK YOU!Ruby AdamsMegan Danielle DeanJerry BosseLinda AdamsBrett HavlinDavid NealJonathan UptonTina WaltersBrad ChildersMelissa Fabella JohnsonTravis MillerKyla ThomasKerry KlumbMarc CromisAmy StidhamSusie ConnerMaria PikeRob LoretzAngela HurleyCharles MasseySharon MeltonTad HiteWilliam KnoppStan SeifertMichael ReynoldsRebecca PoEric Mierisch & FamilyDustin EverettDavid RobeyDavid EastJohn PerkinsBrian StoessMatthew ConnorsLisa ReinertBrianna StarkDeborah Berry & FamilyChristina Butler & FamilyKristian Lane Morrison & FamilyDavid WilsonErnie ActonRamsey BatshonTrevon EsterJoshua Eversole & FamilyJoseph FlahertyBenjamin KallyTheron Lewis, IV & FamilyCasey McCabeIvan PappaPatrick PughMohamed SolimanJacob Kuntz LeShawn Thomas & FamilyJason ChristopherJe Farmer & FamilyMatthew LacyAmanda LundgreenJoseph MataEmma MorrisonMarkus StephensChristian Squires & FamilyMackenzie Swatsler & FamilyLuke Valdez & FamilyCameron Wilson & FamilyWe appreciate these Facebook Fundraisers!Welcome to our newest Members!Create your own fundraiser at“You Were There” news-letter is published for the members and supporters of Supporting Heroes.Eric Johnson Executive EditorJennie Hirtzel Managing EditorMike Burns Board of Trustees AdvisorPO BOX 991547 Louisville, KY 40269-1547 (502) 585-2282“You Were There” is made possible by the generous support of our Members, Donors, and Partners like our Double Diamond Partner Steel Technologies Foundation.MISSOURIWe appreciate these Facebook Groups!Supporters ofBUTLER COUNTYMISSOURI

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8You Were There Newsletter template from StockInDesign.comOUR MISSION IS TO HONOR THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY HEROES WHO GIVE THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY — BY CARING FOR THE LOVED ONES THEY LEAVE BEHINDFOLLOW USBECOME A MEMBER10 TRAGEDIES, continued from page 1DID YOU MISS IT LAST YEAR?Register now to attend the 2024 Heroes Tribute Gala! and/or a 20th Anniversary event promo?