A brief history of WILEORC

The WILEORC was formed by four law enforcement officers, three who were injured while on duty, one of which was retired with a duty disability.

Our idea was to help officers and try to give something back to those who helped us. We formed a board of thirteen (13) directors which include eight retired, active or duty disabled law enforcement, the Communications Director from the Department of Justice, the Wisconsin Attorney General and three members from the private sector.

The mission of this organization is to assist in the support of injured law enforcement officers throughout the State of Wisconsin through referrals for medical, financial, legal and counseling services, as well as direct and indirect fundraising through charitable donations to assist with the officer’s expenses.

We are using 2015 for fundraising efforts, and our goal is to be able to start assisting officers in 2016. We have also started a scholarship program for the dependents of disabled officers, as there is no assistance currently available to them. The Donald Bishop Memorial Scholarship program is named after a fallen Officer from the Town of Brookfield Police Department.

We will be reaching out to all law enforcement regardless of rank, and have several Sheriffs and Police Chiefs interested in our organization. We plan on attending the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association Conference, the Badger State Sheriffs’ Association conference, and the Attorney General’s Conference.

We have also started contacting schools who have law enforcement academies and in-service training to inform officers of our existence.