When a Fire Fighter of Police Officer falls in the line of duty while protecting us, New York is diminished. But it's the family that pays the price. For over 25 years, the New York Police and Fire Widows' And Children's Benefit Fund has stepped up to help those families who lose a loved one in the line of duty. Immediately after the line of duty death of a Fire Fighter or Police Officer, the Benefit Fund delivers the family a check to help them through the uncertain times such a tragedy can bring. After the initial crisis, the Benefit Fund provides each family with ongoing assistance through special events, financial support and a network of friends ready to lend a hand. It's the least we can do. Fire Fighters and Police Officers risk their lives trying to make our city a better place for us to live and work. the Benefit Fund gives New Yorkers an opportunity to say "Thank You" to those that make the ultimate sacrifice.