The recipients are all children of law enforcement officers or firefighters killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
“First responders have given so much to defend and protect us,” said Al Kahn, foundation president and founder. “How better to honor their commitment to all of us than to ensure that their children achieve their full potential. Helping to better pay for their college and complete their higher education is the least we can do to honor these law enforcement and firefighters’ families.
“Thomas has demonstrated leadership among his peers and exceptional scholastic achievements as well as community service. We are proud to be a part of helping him achieve his academic goals.”
Throgmorton is a freshman at Grace College & Seminary in northern Indiana, where he is majoring in youth ministry and behavioral sciences. He is described as a hard worker who shows a desire to mentor those around him.
His volunteer work includes working as a Love Week helper, interning with the worship leader and serving as a member of the e-team, which allowed him to visit elderly citizens and the homeless.
His father was a member of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department before being injured in 2001.