Callie and Wyatt Christian hold a picture of their father, Buddy Christian

Callie and Wyatt Christian hold a picture of their father, Buddy Christian, who was killed in the line of duty on March 22, 2011. Buddy made helping other people his life’s central focus. The Buddy Christian Foundation was organized to carry on Buddy’s loving spirit.

The Buddy Christian Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our mission is threefold:

  1. prevent law enforcement line of duty deaths;
  2. raise awareness about law enforcement officer line of duty deaths;
  3. assist the surviving family members of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

We are serving law enforcement families and protecting law enforcement officers. Our Board, staff, and volunteers are working on various programs for 2019, including:

  1. Prevent law enforcement line of duty deaths – Of course, the ideal outcome for all law enforcement families is to have their loved officer return home alive at the end of every shift. To that end, we aspire to put a Buddy Kit(TM), self-aid or buddy-aid trauma kit, in the hands of law enforcement officers.  These kits and accompanying training will help tend to critical wounds suffered in the field, and prevent line of duty deaths.
  2. Raise awareness about law enforcement officer line of duty deaths – We conduct various campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness about line of duty deaths.
  3. Assist the surviving family members of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty – We are developing a program to provide counseling to the surviving family members of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

The Buddy Christian Foundation also makes substantial grants to 501(c)(3) organizations with missions that meld with ours. The recipients of grants in 2018 were Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and the Police Unity Tour. These two organizations are very dear to Buddy Christian’s surviving family members.