History of the Injured Police Officers Fund
Injured Police Officer’s Fund
The mission of the Injured Police Officers Fund is to help reduce the financial burden suffered by Police Officers and their families in the event of a line of duty injury or death by providing monetary assistance to these Officers and their families.
The Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF) was formed in October of 1982 when LVMPD Motor Officer James MacLaren was shot in the head during a traffic stop. Fortunately, Officer MacLaren survived his injuries however; he was forced into medical retirement.
The IPOF held its first fund-raiser when Sheriff John Moran and his wife Goldie Moran hosted “A night out with the stars.” All of the funds raised from this event were donated by the MacLaren family to the IPOF.
In 1982, the IPOF represented the Officers of LVMPD, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and the Southern Region of Nevada Highway Patrol. In 1992 the IPOF added the City of Mesquite Police to our organization. In 1995, under the leadership of Sheriff Jerry Keller, the IPOF added the Officers of the City of Las Vegas Detention and Enforcement, University of Nevada Las Vegas Police, Clark County Park Police and Clark County School District Police.
The IPOF is comprised of sworn law enforcement officers from each of the member agencies. Each agency has one primary and one alternate representative. These officers volunteer their time and are appointed by the Chief of Police of their agency, or in the case of LVMPD Officers, the Sheriff of Clark County.
The IPOF typically holds at least two major fundraisers each year, the annual IPOF Golf Tournament and the annual IPOF Classic Car Show.
The IPOF also works with various community non-profit organizations within the Las Vegas area throughout the year, including friends of Metro K9.
The IPOF will assist with expenses not covered by Industrial Insurance for serious line of duty injuries or a line of duty death. These expenses may include, but are not limited to, reimbursement for equipment damaged, childcare expenses not normally incurred and other expenses on a case by case basis.
You can help the IPOF by making a tax deductible contribution through this website. You can also contact us for more information at [email protected], via telephone at 702-380-2840, or via mail at 9330 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV 89134.