Members in Need of Assistance
Illinois FOP Members-in-Need Program

Whether you are a member in need or someone looking to assist, you have come to the right place. The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police uses this page to publicize special needs of member officers and families, giving other members and the public an opportunity to provide assistance and support.

Need Assistance?

Want to Provide Assistance? Below are Members-in-Need.

Nathan Shanks, member of Troopers FOP Lodge 41, was seriously injured in an automobile accident while on duty. He is currently in the burn unit ICU in St. Louis. Friends have set up an online donation site to help with his rapidly increasing medical costs. To donate click here

Sadie Conner, member of Troopers FOP Lodge 41, lost her home and all possessions in the tornado that hit Washington, Illinois on November 17. To help Trooper Conner, send donations payable to Sadie Conner c/o Troopers Lodge 41, 5880 S. 6th St. Rd., Springfield, IL 62703.

Miles Walsh, member of Troopers FOP Lodge 41, lost his home and all possessions in the tornado that hit Washington, Illinois on November 17. To help Trooper Walsh, send donations payable to Miles Walsh c/o Troopers Lodge 41, 5880 S. 6th St. Rd., Springfield, IL 62703.

Curtis Marshall, member of Tazewell FOP Lodge 98, lost his home and all possessions in the tornado that hit Washington, Illinois on November 17. To help Curtis, send donations payable to Curtis Marshall c/o Tazewell FOP Lodge 98, P.O. Box 252, Pekin, IL 61554.

Cary Schabler, member of Illini Lodge 17 (Champaign County), lost his home in the tornado on November 17. Please send donations payable to Cary Schabler, c/o Illini Lodge 17, P.O. Box 3901, Champaign, IL 61821.

Eric Schultz, member of Wauconda FOP Lodge 276, is 28-years old and a six year veteran of the Wauconda Police Department. He is currently undergoing treatment for his fifth round of cancer in five years - unable to work and without benefit time. Donations may be sent to: Eric Schultz, co: FOP Lodge 276, P.O. Box 776, Wauconda, IL 60084. To purchase a "Fight Like a Hero" t-shirt, please contact kjacobson@sidelinemarketingltd.com. A fundraiser will be held on October 12, 2013, with all proceeds to benefit the Eric Schultz Benefit Foundation.  

Shawn Cookson, member of Streamwood FOP Lodge 62, has had to leave the Streamwood Police Department and go on medical disability after having brain surgery for the second time in three years. He was relieved of duty in November 2012 and he went without any disability benefits until April 2013. His fellow lodge members are requesting donations to assist Shawn in this time of financial hardship. Checks can be sent to the lodge, payable to Shawn Cookson, as follows: Shawn Cookson, c/o Streamwood FOP Lodge 62, P.O. Box 31, Streamwood, IL 60107.