A national foundation that pays off the mortgages for the families of first responders who pay the ultimate price in protection of their communities have blessed the family of fallen Springfield police officer Christopher Walsh.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid the mortgage of Sheri Walsh’s home and presented a ceremonial “key” to the home during a Tuesday presentation for the family.
“I think the simplest thing to say about [Chris] is that he was a good person who sought to do good in his life,” Sheri told Fox News Channel. “If there was a unifying theme about him in his life it was sacrifice and service.”
Walsh was a member of the U.S. Army before his service in the Springfield Police Department.
The Walsh’s mortgage was one of 11 veterans whose homes were paid off by the foundation in honor of Veteran’s Day.
“I remember the feeling when we first moved in here,” Sheri told Fox. “The excitement. The excitement to raise our daughter within these walls. We were trying to adopt…and it felt like the world flipped upside down on March 16th, but knowing that we get to keep this piece of our life, the devotion that Chris poured into our life with this space that is ours it means more than I can say without crying. As a mother to watch my daughter have that security, it’s everything.”
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