Nine Line Apparel Visits Brothers Before Others

Few compliments mean as much as those that come from those who are respected. In reality, some would say, those are the only opinions that matter. That’s exactly how the members of Brothers Before Others feel about the visit that Matt Lyda from Nine Line Apparel paid to the BBO tent at the 2018 FOP Tent City. Nine Line Apparel is a veteran owned and operated company that is grounded in charity, patriotism and all […]

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Brothers Before Others Partner/Member Jonny Castro Honors MPD Officer Brian Gibson

Of all the friends, family and co-workers of fallen police officers that visited Jonny Castro during his stay at the 2018 FOP Tent City, one carried a unique and special story. Philadelphia Police Officer, forensic sketch artist and BBO partner/member Jonny Castro has been using his gift to honor fallen police officers since the 1 year anniversary of the assassination of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson. One of the portraits that Jonny had done was […]

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Brothers Before Others Helps Fire Victim

In March of 2018, BBO member and Port Authority Police Officer Michael Gerbasio contacted founder Michael Burke in regards to a high school student in need. Michael’s wife, Patti, teaches at the School for Classics in Brooklyn, NY. The family of one of her senior students, who will soon be crowned valedictorian of his class at this years graduation, suffered a house fire, resulting in a total loss. The child in question is not only […]

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Brothers Before Others Partner/Member Honors the Fallen

Since 2016, Philadelphia Police Officer and forensic sketch artist, Jonny Castro, has been painting line of duty death portraits, honoring officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. On the first anniversary of the assassination of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III, Jonny has been inspired to use his God-given talent to honor the fallen. In March of 2015, PO Wilson, while on patrol, simply wanted to buy a gift for his son. As such, he […]

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Brothers Before Others’ Heroes Enjoy the Outdoors

Late last year, BBO members and American heroes Jesse Hartnett and Will Jimeno took some time to reflect on their experiences while taking part in a common passion: hunting. Sponsored by Mossy Oak, Jesse and Will appeared in an episode of ‘Hunting the Country’, a hunting show that spotlights true American heroism and grit. In January of 2016, Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, who is both a member and partner of BBO, was ambushed and […]

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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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