Minnesota nonprofit to support 6 families of first responders who 'died while serving others'

  • Source: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Published: 02/12/2020 09:36 AM

A Minnesota nonprofit announced it will pay death benefits to the families of six first responders who died while working to help others. The Front Line Foundation made the announcement Wednesday. According to a press release from the organization, the Front Line Foundation's first benefit payments were to the families of the three National Guard members who died in a helicopter crash near St. Cloud. The three crewmen killed in the crash included Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr., 28, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles P. Nord, 30, and Warrant Officer Candidate Kort M. Plantenberg, 28. The organization will also pay benefits to the family of Howard Lake Fire Chief Daryl Drusch, who died from an apparent heart attack after responding to an emergency call of a car submerged in water.


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