The purpose of JAFLEF is to provide financial assistance to the families of law enforcement officers killed or injured in the line of duty.
In the Line of Duty
Currently, there are more than 870,000 law enforcement officers serving in the United States. Each year, an average of 164 officers are killed and 17,000 are injured. Since the first recorded public death in 1792, more than 17,000 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty.
Japanese American Friends of Law Enforcement Foundation (JAFLEF) was created as a private foundation on September 27th, 1990.
The purpose of JAFLEF is to provide financial assistance to families of law enforcement officers killed or injured in the line of duty and to support other charitable, educational, and scientific causes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue code.
The Foundation’s primary asset is a restricted fund balance of three million dollars ($3,000,000), which is invested to maximize earnings, These earnings are then used to provide support to these families.