Proud Pigs Support NJ State PBA

On Sunday, May 6th, the ‘Proud Pigs’ softball team took part in the 1st annual South Brunswick PD PBA Local 166 Softball Tournament. Members of the Pigs traveled from as far as New Hampshire in order to participate in the double elimination tournament. For their inaugural attempt at such an event, Local 166 did a phenomenal job; supplying wood bats for each team, making sure the games ran smoothly and quickly, providing adult beverage and […]

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Brothers Before Others Takes the Plunge / Helps Family in Need

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2017/02/hundreds_take_polar_plunge_on.html While members of Brothers Before Others are always down for a good dare, especially when it comes to raising money for someone in need, 2018 marked the first year that BBO entered a team into the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge Series. Traditionally, most departments/organizations in the NY/NJ area flock to the plunge that takes place down the Jersey Shore. However, when presented with the opportunity to assist a NJ State Trooper, BBO took […]

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Brothers Before Others Stands With Sandwith

It’s often said that no one takes care of a cop like a cop; and the members of BBO have demonstrated that time and time again. In this case, they were asked to step up for one of our own members. In February of 2017, Jersey City police officer, and United States Marine, Gina Sandwith, was diagnosed with with Stage 3 breast cancer. Gina, who’s father (Ret) and brother are both Jersey City police officers, […]

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Brothers Before Others Visits Children’s Hospitals

Of all the charitable events and fundraisers BBO supports or hosts, few measure up to the response that is generated from our members as when it comes to helping children. While you rarely read about it newspapers or see it on social media, no one cares for their community like the American police officer; and caring for our children, especially ones that are ill, is a big part of that. Since 2014, BBO has capitalized […]

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Brothers Before Others Pays Tribute to Cleveland Resident

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cleveland/police-charity-group-pitches-in-to-help-out-robert-godwin-srs-family/483417599 While the focus of Brothers Before Others has always been honoring and assisting police officers and their families, the generosity of our members combined with the heartfelt concern for the communities they serve sometimes makes some tragedies too hard to ignore. In April of 2017, 74 year old Cleveland resident and father of 9 children, Robert Godwin Sr was senselessly murdered with no provocation. In response to the horror of the tragedy, the members […]

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Brothers Before Others Visits Detroit

http://detne.ws/2EPLKD6 Early on in 2018, the Detroit Police Department suffered two tragic losses. On January 28th, 2018, Police Officer Glenn Doss, Jr, who’s father Glenn Doss, Sr is also a Detroit Police Officer, succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained as he responded to a report of domestic violence in progress. A short time later, on February 13th, 2018, Detroit Police Officer Darren Weathers was killed in an on-duty motor vehicle accident. Members of Brothers Before Others, […]

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Brothers Before Others Makes Spirits Bright

In conjunction with the Kenneth Tietjen Memorial Foundation, members of Brothers Before Others paid a special visit to some very special people. A few weeks before Christmas 2017, members of both foundations dressed as Santa and his elves for the purpose of delivering Christmas gifts to families who were residing at a domestic violence shelter. The residents of the shelter in question were facing circumstances so dire in their personal lives that they fled with […]

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Brothers Before Others Sponsor Addresses the ‘Walk to Remember’

BBO Platinum sponsor and 9/11 attorney, Michael Barasch of the Barasch and McGarry law firm, addressed the 1000+ participants of the 2018 ‘Walk to Remember’ on 4/28/18. Michael spoke on not only the importance of remembering the hundreds of deaths that have occurred from illnesses stemming from the recovery work after the 9/11 attacks, but he also stressed the importance of those having ties to that day and the months that followed getting medically screened. […]

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Brothers Before Others Co-Sponsors ‘Walk to Remember’ 5k memorial walk in Jersey City, NJ

Hundreds of people from all over the country gathered in Jersey City, NJ on Saturday to honor loved ones and family members who had been lost in the line of duty, through the Walk To Remember. The assembled crowd was addressed by numerous honored guests including family members of Jersey City PD Lt Christopher Robateau, Jersey City PD Detective Melvin Santiago, Jersey City PD Detective Marc DiNardo, Detroit PD Police Officer Darren Weathers.   With […]

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