About Our Organization

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Police Blue Nation is a tax exempt, 501c(3) non-profit organization mostly made up of members of Law Enforcement who have had, at one time, arrest powers or who currently have arrest powers. This includes all federal, state, and local Law Enforcement organizations.

As a non-profit organization, the mission of The Police Blue Nation Organization is to unite all law enforcement agencies nationwide and to help meet the needs of those law enforcement officers injured or killed in the performance of their duty.

Those agencies include; City and Town Police Officers, State Highway Patrol, the Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Marshal Service, F.B.I., DEA, ATF, IRS Agents, US Customs, US Border Patrols, US Immigrations Officers, Park Rangers, Game Wardens, College Campus Police Officers, Parole Officers, Probation Officers and Homeland Security Agents just to name a few.

We understand the needs of today’s law enforcement personnel because we are an organization made up of law enforcement professionals who know the sacrifices each one makes to help protect our communities and government alike. Please scroll down below for a more comprehensive review of our founders.

Our goal is to respond to all law enforcement personnel requests, either from those severely injured or from the families of those departed, in the performance of their duties. Our assistance program is governed by a strict set of guidelines by which an officer (or his family) may apply for aid in the event of such a tragedy. Our review board will scrutinize all requests made for assistance and, based on the merits of each incident, our review board will determine the appropriate amount of financial assistance, and/or any additional support that may be required.

What Police Blue Nation Strives to Achieve

The highest level of accommodation for the 21st century

Injuries

Injuries are not always avoidable and when they occur, we want to make sure that the officers are free from hardships and getting the help they need until they can return to duty. Your donations help make this possible.

The Departed

We stand and support those families who have suffered the loss of a family member in the line of duty, whether it is financial or by providing supportive resources to help get through their emotional crisis.

Financial Assistance

Those who are eligibility for financial assistance, we will work with them and their families to help them return to active duty, whenever possible, and help ease their hardships during their recovery.

Support Services

We have a vast network of support services available to those who may have been injured in the line of duty and we will work closely with those injured and their families to help them recover physically and mentally.

Corporate Sponsors

The funds we receive from corporate sponsors, both small and large, will be monitored by our staff. There will be no excessive payrolls, trips, or expenditures for personal travel or gain. Salaries, if any, will be kept to a minimum and will be posted twice a year. Our corporate sponsors are what turns the wheels of the organizations.

Eligibility

Who is eligible and who is not eligible is described very clearly in our section called injuries. Police departments and law enforcement agencies may submit individuals that they feel fall into the eligibility requirements. It will be up to our investigative unit to determine if the injury warrants assistance from the Police Blue Nation. We have an established claims review board that will make that determination. The review board is made up of law enforcement officers, retired law enforcement officers and civilians. See Requirements.

Meet Our Founders

Our Team of Dedicated Professionals

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Leo Chupron
Founder

Mr. Leo Chupron is a Vietnam era veteran with over forty-one years of combined military, police and private investigative experience. He served in the United States Marine Corps and upon his return home from his service, he joined the Hartford Police Department. Leo is the recipient of the Department's Medal of Valor and Chief's Cross and retired as Detective. He helped coordinate several local, state and federal task forces, including the CT Statewide Narcotics Task Force. He is also a board member of the CT Association of Licensed Private Investigators and has served as Treasurer for the Greater Hartford Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 30.

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J. Bruce Carrier
Co-Founder

Started Law Enforcement with the Hartford Police Department in 1980 and retired in 2001, where he worked primarily in the Comms. Unit and with IT, which produced HPD's new CAD System, and continues involvement in law enforcement on a part time basis. Also, Mr. Carrier became the School Resource Officer at the Essex CT Police Department. He is a graduate of University of Central Connecticut with an A.A. Degree in Political Science and History and a graduate from the Greater Hartford Community College in Computer Science. He is currently a member of the Greater Hartford Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 30 and the proud father of a CT State Police Department Sergeant.

Jeremy Powell
Co-Founder

Started Law Enforcement in 1990 in Massachusetts as a reserve police officer in Westfield, MA and a special police officer from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. In March of 1993 began career with The Connecticut State Police and Retired in 2013. During State Police career elected to Union Steward, District Representative and Vice President for the Connecticut State Police Union. Upon Retirement worked as labor representative for the CSPU and continues involvement in law enforcement on a part time basis.

Steven Wirz
Fundraiser

Mr. Steven Wirz is a Vietnam era Army veteran and a past Commander of American Legion Post 40. Steve is an expert in electronic security and video surveillance systems, both covert and permanent. Steve is also a registered private investigator in the state of CT.

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James Stratos
Co-Founder

As a former Police Officer, James joined the Hartford Police Department in 1975 and is a recipient of the Department's Distinguished Service Medal. James is a current member of the Hartford Police Veteran's Association, Greater Hartford Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 30 and member of the Police and Fire Association of Hartford, CT. James is also a registered Private Investigator in the State of CT, Notary Public and Certified International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Safety Officer, aiming to help ensure gun safety during IDPA sanctioned matches.

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About Us

As a non-profit organization, the mission of The Police Blue Nation Organization is to unite all law enforcement agencies nationwide and to help meet the needs of those law enforcement officers injured or killed in the performance of their duty.

Our Address

PO Box 149
Hartford, CT 06101
United States

Phone

860.883.5072

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