About The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund
Constable John Petropoulos, a police officer with the Calgary Police Service in Canada, passed away on September 29, 2000 at the age of 32. John passed away in the line of duty while investigating a break & enter complaint. He died from brain injuries sustained after falling through a false ceiling, as there was no safety railing to warn him of the danger.
After his death, several of John’s recruit classmates set up the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) and raised monies through the sale of memorial pins to fellow officers. Subsequent pin sales, grants and ongoing donations continue to sustain the Fund.
The JPMF is a non-profit society incorporated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) creates partnerships which strive to eliminate preventable workplace fatalities and injuries to emergency services personnel.
In the spirit of John’s dedication to helping make his community a safer place, the JPMF promotes the message to the public that workplace safety for emergency services workers is a shared responsibility. When communities work together, many risks to these workers can be minimized.
John Petropoulos Memorial Fund's Blog
We are looking for partners to make a commitment to safety by joining our Wolf Pack. By joining the pack, you are committing to the safety and well being of first responders and your own workforce.
WHY A WOLF PACK?
The wolf is the symbol of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) because it stands for leadership, loyalty and a strong sense of family. These traits are important when it comes to workplace… Continue
Posted on April 8, 2013 at 1:32pm
29 Days – $2,900 Corporate Donations – $29,000 Fundraising Goal
Honour the legacy of fallen Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos – and support workplace safety and first responder safety – by taking The 29-Day Challenge.
We launched The 29-Day Challenge on Sept. 29th with a call for individual donations of $29 and we’re now into our last week – and the last phase of the campaign. Several donors have heeded the call for $29…
Posted on October 23, 2012 at 3:17pm
29 Days – $29 Donations – $29,000 Fundraising Goal
Honour the legacy of fallen Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos by taking The 29-Day Challenge.
WHAT IS THE 29-DAY CHALLENGE?
The 29-Day Challenge is a fundraising campaign in support of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF). It kicks off on Sept. 29th, 2012, lasts 29 days and encourages people to…
Posted on October 11, 2012 at 3:57pm
We help emergency responders go home to their families every day.
As a charitable organization that takes its name from a police officer who died in the line of duty, the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) does this by educating the public about its role in keeping first responders safe on the job, whether it’s making changes at their workplaces or altering their driving…
Posted on February 3, 2012 at 5:10pm