A special event was held on Saturday to provide free wills for firefighters, police and all other first responders.
The Pro Bono Committee of the Cincinnati Paralegal Association held “Remember: Wills For First Responders," an event where volunteer lawyers and paralegals came together to provide wills, living wills, and health care proxies to first responders and their spouses free of charge.
“Most importantly, we provide peace of mind to these heroes should the unthinkable occur,” according to a post on the organization’s website.
According to the International Public Safety Association, 125 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, and 113 Fire/EMS officials died in the line of duty during 2017 in the United States.
“Wills for Heroes” was started by a Cincinnati paralegal shortly after 9/11. “I wanted to start this up so their families would be taken care of,” said Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Ralph Winkler.