Moms of Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) is an independent support group that helps law enforcement officers and their families. They provide support, resources, and prayer to law enforcement officers every day. They are dedicated to helping one another face the daily struggles of being a public safety officer. Moms of LEO helps public safety officers cope with many issues concerning illnesses, deaths, referrals, family, community affairs etc. They are advocates for Law Enforcement Officer spouses and families and providing resources to those new to the law enforcement community.
Launched in 2016, they were formed to build relationships between communities and to support public safety officers. Moms of LEO is united in their dedication to volunteering in community services. Diverse in age, interests, and experiences, we are united by a desire to create positive change in our communities. Too often public safety officers are reluctant to share their feelings because they don’t want to be a “burden” to their friends and families. Moms of LEO reaches out to officer’s families on the sacrifice he or she made to our communities through events. We are very passionate to the survivors of law enforcement and our brothers and sisters killed in the line of duty.
Through our national board, local chapters, and national network of survivors, our support group can contact a newly-bereaved surviving family. It helps the new survivors to see people who have survived the devastation, thus providing a sense of hope. Our support group consist of spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers. We know that distress is affected by an agency’s response to tragedy or death.
Moms of LEO provides FREE handmade blue line fleece quilts to the officer’s families who died in the line of duty and those officers who have been injured. This is solely out of our own pockets with no financial backing. Moms of LEO is an independent support group with the right to set its own membership and leadership standards. Funds raised and net proceeds from dues and items sold will go to pay for the material in our handmade blue line quilts, seminars meetings and to support other operating costs.
You can visit our website momsofleo.com for more information.
– Eyvaine Walker-Lindsey is Founder and President of Moms of LEO. She is a Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Auxiliary Member DC Lodge #1, a dedicated and proud volunteer for the officers from around the world that converge in Washington, DC to participate in several planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).
Her husband Ronald Lindsey a retired Federal Officer with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Chaplain, and a long-time FOP Member DC Lodge #1 as well as a volunteer to drive officers to and from the Memorial event areas. He serves as a Moms of LEO Board Member and advocate for law enforcement.
Her daughter a law enforcement detective who is a breast cancer survivor, was the inspiration to start an independent support group to help other law enforcement officers and their families that are experiencing life’s challenges. It’s very tough having family in law enforcement about the fear and danger of the unknown. There are times you hear about a law enforcement officer’s life being cut short due to shooting or car chase accidents involving an officer and you never know if it’s your loved one or not. These are just the many issues of dealing with a family in law enforcement. The support group welcomes federal, state and local agencies and their families.