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We Are Blue Lives Matter - Florida

Blue Lives Matter- Florida, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to help Law Enforcement Officers and their families in their time of need

Our Mission Statement

First and foremost to help Law Enforcement Officers and their families in their time of need.  We are also working to bring awareness to and help prevent the problem of suicide among Law Enforcement professionals.

Executive Board

Keith Dorough

Keith Dorough - Founder

I retired from Law Enforcement after 20 years. During that time I spent 15 years in SWAT as an operator and trainer, 10 years in K9 as an operator and trainer, and 9 years as a Traffic Homicide Investigator.  Taught at the Law Enforcement Academy for 6 years specializing in high liability classes.

After retirement, I spent four years in Afghanistan training working K9 Teams. Recently founded Blue Lives Matter – Florida chapter with the vision of decreasing the number of suicides within Law Enforcement, and providing help to the families of the fallen Officers. 

Gerard 'G' Pfister - Co-Founder

Born & Raised In Brooklyn, NY.  Moved to Florida in 1985.  Recently retired in December 2019 after 29 years total in Law Enforcement.  He and Keith became friends & co-workers in 1991 when employed by the Daytona Beach Shores Police Dept.  In 1994, G soon followed Keith To the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, where he spent three years.

In 1997, G joined the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO), where he worked Patrol & finished out his career in the BEST Traffic Unit within the JSO (Zone 3)!!! {wink} 

The tragic death of a former co-worker brought Keith & G back together with other former co-workers who were touched by the tragedy.  Together, we are making strides to prevent suicides among Law Enforcement Officers, to raise awareness for this noble yet challenging profession, and to support the families of those officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.