The Tunnel to Towers foundation, which came into being after the tragedy of 9/11 in 2001, has vowed to pay off the mortgage of Boulder police officer Eric Talley who was killed in Monday's King Sooper shooting, Fox 31 Denver reports.
Officer Talley was the first Boulder police officer to arrive on the scene at King Soopers Monday afternoon, and was one of 10 victims of the shooting.
Tunnel to Towers is trying to meet the goal of paying off Talley's home mortgage by Easter Sunday. The foundations is looking to do so help the wife and seven children left behind by the tragedy.
"Officer Talley did not know what he would face inside that supermarket, but he didn't hesitate to rush in," said Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO Frank Siller.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, started to honor firefighter Stephen Siller who was killed on September 11, 2001, looks to help veterans, first responders, and their families overcome financial hardships.
"Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries out its mission to 'do good,' by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building custom-designed smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders," the foundation's website reads.