Nonprofit donates to Texas PD to help prevent officer suicides

The nonprofit donated free online wellness memberships for life for the Houston Police Department

By Police1 Staff

HOUSTON — After a Texas sergeant took his life inside a Houston police station last week, one nonprofit felt the need to help struggling police officers. 

Fit First Responders donated more than $100,000 in scholarships to the department and free online memberships for life for all Houston police officers, reported

The website provides all first responders with a community to privately express their problems and successes. The online forum also offers workouts, nutrition tips, recipes and life coaching.

The founder of Fit First Responders, known as “Coach JC,” told the news station he was “deeply saddened” over the officer’s death, but it made his goal of helping first responders through the struggles they face in life even stronger.

“We have a huge problem in our nation with our hometown heroes taking their own lives when they are supposed to be saving lives," Coach JC said. “With everything going on in the world today, there is not a more crucial time than now for our first responders to be fit for duty and, most importantly, fit for life."

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