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To all our Friends and Supporters of Peace Officers’ Angels Foundation

Welcome to Peace Officers’ Angels Foundation.

Thank you for taking time to learn about POAF and who we are!

Peace Officer’s Angels Foundation (POAF) is a Texas organization that assists critically injured peace officers and their families. Our brave men and women protect and serve their communities every day.  It’s important that we look back and help those serving the public in their time of need. POAF does not have any employees nor pays a salary to our board members.  All work done by our board is voluntary. 

At POAF, our mission is to assist not only financially, but with emotional support.  We understand the physical pain after a serious injury is only the beginning not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, and financially. The psychological injuries they experience can hurt more than their physical injuries.

As a mother of a fallen officer killed in the line of duty, I understand it is never more important that we look behind the badge. Men and women who serve and protect, but who are also our friends and neighbors as we all raise family’s side by side in our communities.

Peace Officer’s Angels Foundation was founded in memory of Corporal Rick Barreda, DFW Airport motor and SWAT officer killed in the line of duty on 02-14-97.

While it is a reality that we have finite financial resources, never forget there are no bounds to the heart of POAF.An officer is an officer no matter what agency they work for, from the big city to the small rural communities.

“I’m never going to pass up an opportunity no matter what time of day or night to let injured officers know that we are here for them and apply every ounce of the letter and the spirit of our mission to assist them and their families.” – Maria Barreda-Alvarado

“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.”- Proverbs 3:27