The Hercules Foundation was established to honor Ryan’s legacy. We are commited to preserving and promoting the characteristics that made Ryan so memorable - his compassion for others, dedication to excellence, and love of competition.
Our foundation evolved out of a memorial golf tournament held in May 2016 to honor Ryan's memory. After seeing the large out-pouring of support from Ryan's fellow officers, his friends, and his family, the tournament organizers felt there was an opportunity to establish an organization geared towards giving back to the community that Ryan patroled day-in and day-out.
In September 2016, The Hercules Foundation was officially born.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations and funds that are raised by The Hercules Foundation will be used to:
Establish an educational scholarship fund in Ryan's name
Assist families in our local community who have been struck by tragedy and are in need of help with household projects, especially those with ties to the law enforcement community
Provide financial support as well as actively participating with charities that share Ryan's values
Provide financial support to local families in need of assistance during the holiday season
As The Hercules Foundation continues to evolve we will constantly be searching for areas in which the foundation can make a difference and continue the legacy of our beloved Hercules.