This program was started by the family of Philadelphia Police Officer John Pawlowski who was killed in the line of duty on February 13, 2009.
Johnny was the last of seven Philadelphia Police Officers who had been killed in a two year period of time.
His family was inspired by the national Wreaths Across America program and wanted to find a way to honor other Fallen Officers who were were interred in the same cemetery with John.
How We Have Grown
That first year's effort, which began with a fleeting thought and 18 gravesites, was the beginning of what would become a national memorial program.
To date, we have functioning chapters in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Utah and New York.
We also honor Fallen Officers in Alaska, Alabama, Missouri and South Dakota.
We continue to grow each year and are proud for this program to be a part of Johnny's legacy.
The Fallen Heroes Wreath Program is nationally recognized as a 501c3 charity, incorporated as a business and trademarked. This program is fully funded by donations and no one who is involved receives any compensation.