The Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1 is working with Common Pleas court to create a comprehensive plan for the distribution of money raised through the Fallen Heroes Fund. FOP union President Daniel O'Hara said working with the court will help to ensure the disbursment of the money is done in the best way possible for the familes.
Also created out of the April 4th Stanton Heights tragedy is a fund for those who have given their life in the line of duty and will support police, fire and ems personell. O'Hara said the two funds are different because the fallen hero's fund is soley for the families affected by the events on April 4th.
Currently almost $1.5 million has been raised for the familes of the three slain officers. General donations total $912,027, donations for an education fund total $83,370 and memorial t-shirts have raised $449,200.