When you ask them, they’ll downplay their contribution.
‘Anyone would have done it.’
‘I didn’t even think about it.’
‘I was just doing my duty.’
The truth is that doing something courageous is a choice,
and not one we would all make.
When someone in front of you is in need,
and behind you is everything you love — your family,
your friends, your life.
Would you choose to go forward, to help?
To put your life on the line?
To keep your oath?
To fulfill your duty?
Whatever the call. They Answer.
Duty Runs Deep.
Hear The Stories Of Courage
Public safety is more than a job; it’s not about a paycheck; it’s not even merely about the career. It is a calling. And we salute our first responders who answer that call fearlessly and relentlessly. No matter how often that call comes – no matter how long and grueling the shift, no matter how severe the danger – they answer. We’re forever indebted to all the untold good that first responders do.
Now more than ever, those stories need to be heard.
New Orleans 9-1-1: A Lifeline Amidst Devastation
Officer Lourdes Nieto: A Saving Grace For The Lost
Trooper Gabriel M. Colbert: The "1,000-Year Flood" Rescue
A single mom, police officer and activist from one of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods, Lourdes Nieto works tirelessly to raise awareness of human trafficking among citizens and the police. Read more about her story.
First responders and good samaritans from all across the state answered the call, helping to evacuate citizens and rescue people from dangerous flood waters. Among the heroes, one Trooper’s efforts stood out.
Duty is more than running into a burning building or putting yourself in harm’s way for another. Read about Humanizing The Badge, a group who believes it is our duty to love and repair police - community relations.
In times of danger, when most of us instinctively flee, what makes first responders answer the call and run toward the threat? Duty. Read from our own former practitioners on what duty runs deep means to them.
Support those who've fallen in the line of duty
Motorola Solutions Foundation is an avid supporter of organizations that support first responders, their families and public safety. Contributions this year alone have impacted more than 1 million first responders and citizens. Follow the links below to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to learn how you can help support the families of fallen first responders.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has held countless ceremonies and events that raise the public awareness of law enforcement in our country - especially those who have fallen in the line of duty.