SNACK BAG PROJECT
In 2014, after the tragic loss of both Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Detective Mike Davis Jr., the End of Watch Fund wanted to do something to support the thousands of law enforcement employees attending their funeral services. Attending police officers usually spend over 10 hours at a law enforcement funeral. To help support them through the difficult day, the End of Watch Fund developed the Snack Bag Project.
With the help of volunteers and donations, the End of Watch Fund packaged 3,000 snack bags for Deputy Oliver and Deputy Davis’ services. During the service, our volunteers placed snack bags and
bottled waters on each patrol car in the parking lot.
Today, we continue to provide snack bags at public safety funerals. Whether supporting fire department or law enforcement services, we are honored to support those mourning the loss of their own. Besides water and snacks, we include notes of encouragement in as many bags as we can.
SEND US NOTES
We are always accepting notes, which
can be mailed or dropped off at:
Elk Grove Police Department
ATTN: End of Watch Fund
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
SNACK BAG ASSEMBLY
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SPONSOR A SNACK BAG
Snack bags generally cost $1 each to assemble. Want to donate to assist us?
“I wanted to take a moment and express my gratitude to your program, and all your volunteers. Line of duty death funerals are hard on everyone, and for the past several funeral escort details I have been involved with, EOW has been present and provided genuine heartfelt support.
Today, I had the opportunity to observe your staff and volunteers moving through the area while placing snack bags and water near the vehicles of attendees. While I have appreciated the gift and gesture during past funerals, today was somewhat different. The level of genuine care and respect displayed by everyone from EOW could not be overlooked. People care, but sometimes law enforcement has a difficult time seeing that. The young people out working with you on a cold, early morning – many of them kids – showing so much care for all the attendees, was the good feeling that helped me get through a tough day.
Please pass along that what you do does make a difference. And we honestly appreciate organizations such as yours. We see you. You have our back, and we have yours.”
– California Law Enforcement Officer