Sacrificing Everything: When Action Transcends Rhetoric

As a nationally recognized 501C(3) law enforcement charity, the members of Brothers Before Others have done their best to stay out of the political arena. Getting muddied in arguments over political issues rarely accomplishes anything, divides membership and takes away from the “mission”. Civil Servants, as a whole, have the daunting task of being society’s parents. Regardless of how off the wall or inappropriate someone’s actions or words may be, if they pick up their […]

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Brothers Before Others Walks the Walk With Cleveland Police Foundation

There are few police organizations more community orientated than the Cleveland Police Foundation, who’s Community Policing and Liaison to the CPF is BBO member and Cleveland Police Captain Keith Sulzer. So it’s no surprise that, every time BBO is in town, Captain Sulzer has another opportunity for our members to give back. This year, while in Cleveland to honor the family of their recent line of duty death, Cleveland Police Officer Vu Nguyen, Captain Sulzer invited […]

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Welcome Back Gina!!!!

On August 10, 2018, after a nearly two year battle with breast cancer, Jersey City Police Officer and Brothers Before Others member Gina Sandwith returned to full duty! Gina was hired by the Jersey City Police Department in July of 2012. Prior to that, Gina served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps., doing three tours overseas in 2010, 2012 and 2013. She attributes the skills learned during this time to preparing her […]

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Brotherhood Without Boundaries

On July 17th, 2018, Hawaii County Police Officer Bronson Kaliloa was shot and killed while conducting a motor vehicle stop. As he has done hundreds of times since 2016, Brothers Before Others partner/member Jonny Castro sprung into action. Jonny, who serves the city of Philadelphia as a Police Officer and forensic sketch artist, has been creating one of a kind portraits of American heroes, both sworn and civilian, since the one year anniversary of the […]

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Brothers Before Others ‘Delivers’ for Jonny Castro Art

Since founding Brothers Before Others, Michael Burke has partnered with other charities and individuals along the way who share his same vision and goals. One such individual is Philadelphia Police Officer Jonny Castro. Jonny serves as the forensic sketch artist for the Philadelphia Police Department. Since 2016 and the first anniversary of the assassination of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III, Jonny has been selflessly creating one of kind memorial portraits of our nations heroes, […]

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“Blue” Magazine features Brothers Before Others

“Blue” Magazine, which has lived up to it’s mission of serving as the “unfiltered and independent voice of all law enforcement officers”, recently visited the Brothers Before Others office in order to cover the group and founder, Michael Burke. The interview covers a range of topics, from BBO’s founding through Michael’s most proud moments. It affords the reader the opportunity of seeing BBO through Michael’s eyes. There are a lot of parallels between the way […]

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One Year Later, Brothers Before Others Remembers NYPD Miosotis Familia

At approximately 12:30 AM on 07/05/2017, NYPD PO M. Familia was ambushed and gunned down while she sat in her marked mobile command post. As is always the case, line of duty deaths are felt by the entire law enforcement community and the membership of Brothers Before Others. The very foundation of BBO is the ‘Flower Fund’, established to ensure that a flower arrangement is sent on behalf of the members of BBO to every […]

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The Return of the Blue Valor Motorcycle Run

Brothers Before Others has officially teamed up with the Kenneth Tietjen Memorial Foundation and the Middletown FOP Lodge#53 to bring back the Blue Valor Motorcycle Run, scheduled for May 11th, 2019. Originally founded in 2011, this police escorted charity ride will begin at the World Trade Center plaza in New York City and will end at the Capitol Building in Washington DC. The ride will be completed in one day. Based upon past experience, all […]

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Brothers Before Others Honors Baltimore County PD Amy Sorrells Caprio

On May 21st, 2018, Baltimore County Police Officer First Class Amy Sorrells Caprio was tragically killed in the line of duty. On June 23rd, 2018, members of Brothers Before Others traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, in order to pay tribute to her and to honor the sacrifice she made, as well as the sacrifices that will forever be made by her family. While in Baltimore, BBO hosted a lunch for members of both the Sorrells and […]

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Proud Pigs Take New Hampshire By Storm

The Proud Pigs softball team, comprised of members of Brothers Before Others, took their show on the road, traveling to Bradford, NH for a June 9th, 2018 tournament to benefit the national D.A.R.E. organization. This was the second year in a row that this sounder of swine appeared in this tournament, having finished in 2nd Place last year. Lead by Team Captain and Bradford Detective/Sergeant Ed Shaughnessy, the Pigs had revenge on their minds….Well, that […]

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