HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two funds have been created by The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation for two fallen Hattiesburg police officers.
The first fund was named the Benjamin J. Deen and Liquori Tate Memorial Scholarship Fund. This endowed scholarship fund was set up by an anonymous donor for law enforcement officers who have been injured or killed in the line of duty or their immediate family in the Pine Belt Area to go to any Community College, University or Police Academy. This will be an endowed fund that will give annual scholarships forever.
A second fund was named the Benjamin J. Deen and Liquori Tate Hardship Memorial Fund.
This fund was set up for police officers in the Pine Belt area who have been slain or injured in the line of duty creating a hardship to the family.
Both funds will have oversight by a committee of community leaders to assist with the grant selection process.
The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation manages over 100 Funds. All funds are set up in honor or memory of loved ones or for projects that enhance our community.The foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves as a vehicle for individuals and organizations who want to enhance their community forever.
To donate to either of these funds, please write a check to The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation and in the memo line put "Deen / Tate Scholarship" or "Dean / Tate Hardship." Send the check to 1507 Hardy Street, Suite 208, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.