OAKVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Louis County Police Welfare Association has been helping county officers and police department civilians for more than a half-century, but funds are starting to dry up.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the annual fundraiser for the association fell short of expectations. The annual golf tournament normally brings in about $50,000. This year, it made only $32,000.
The group gives $100 savings bonds to every baby born to a county police employee and awards six $1,000 college scholarships annually. It also provides wreaths on the anniversary of the deaths of officers killed in the line of duty, and plans fundraisers for officers who suffer fires and other tragedies.