About Us

End of Watch isn’t End of Story

Cops get killed.

That’s the grave reality of our profession. Our duty. Our calling.

When your department experiences the death of an officer, you might feel helpless, hopeless, and devastated. While we can’t change the outcome, we can carry out the greatest wish of our brother or sister in blue: to take care of their family.

Band of Blue is a non-profit organization committed to supporting families of fallen officers. Located in Southeastern Wisconsin, we connect with families across the nation to help them move forward after tragedy. We band together to provide everlasting support and create a transformative experience that honors their loved one’s service and sacrifice.

End of Watch isn’t the end of the story. Join Band of Blue. Help our heroes’ families write their next chapter.

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Our Mission

Together, we create transformative experiences to help families of fallen officers move forward.

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Board of Directors

Michael Smith
Executive Director

Tara Panasewicz
Board President

Ray Sartler
Board Vice President

Matthew Fisher
Legal Director

Band with Us

Want to learn more about how your department can help support our mission? Do you know a family in need? Contact us today.

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