South Bay Police & Fire Memorial Foundation


The South Bay Police and Fire Memorial Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing financial support for families of fallen or disabled police and fire personnel from the nine South Bay cities that have their own independent police and fire agencies. The Foundation includes the Cities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance. Department representatives, citizens and businesses from these cities form the nucleus of this extraordinary cooperative effort to help the men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day in the South Bay.

Historically, the South Bay Police and Fire Departments have assisted the families of fallen or disabled officers and fire personnel through fundraisers and the Robert Mutch Fund. Although these methods had served our members meaningfully, the tragic and untimely on-duty shooting deaths of three police officers in 1993 and 1994 readily pointed out that funding was not sufficient to aid multiple families in need of assistance.

With this in mind, the South Bay Police and Fire Memorial Foundation was created in June 1994. The Foundation’s vision includes fundraising events that are used to create a solid financial base to provide support to Police Officers, Firefighters, and their families when they find themselves in an unexpected time of need. Annual fundraising events include a golf tournament, 9/11 Comedy and Magic Club Night and Medal of Valor Luncheon. From time to time, the Foundation also hosts additional events that are enjoyable for the South Bay Community.

The Foundation provides financial support for many unexpected needs that may arise, including medical and funeral expenses, counseling, scholarships and career guidance. A select committee composed of members from the Board of Directors determines the distribution of funds. The Foundation is funded solely by private and corporate donations; no public funds are being used.

In order for the South Bay Police and Fire Memorial Foundation to be a continuing success, we need your involvement, support and contributions. If you or your company is interested in becoming involved with this worthwhile organization, please contact the Foundation.

South Bay Police & Fire Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 1490
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-1490