Fallen Heroes Program

Fallen Heroes Death Benefit Program

Fallen Heroes - officer leaning on memorial

Since 1997, the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association has offered an in-the-line of duty death benefit, paid to the spouse or parent of a slain deputy sheriff. Our $10,000 death benefit in no way takes away the pain of such a loss, but it does relieve, in the aftermath of such a tragedy, the stress of immediate financial needs.  

Since our decision to pay these benefits, 19 deputies have sacrificed their lives in the protection of their communities, and we have paid $190,000 in benefits. We do this quietly and without fanfare.

Contribute to the SC Sheriffs' Association Fallen Heroes Fund

Fallen Heroes Partners

SC Sheriffs' Association Fallen Heroes badge

The Fallen Heroes Partner Program was created when one of our Honorary Members came up with a unique idea to maintain enough money in the death benefit fund. Fallen Heroes Partners agree to join the program with a $50 donation and then pledge to contribute $50 to the death benefit program each time we have to pay a out a benefit to a fallen hero's family in our community. With enough members, this will keep the benefit account in positive numbers when the need arises. 

Become a Fallen Hero Partner