Our Mission

To reduce the impact of cumulative stress and trauma on first responders by providing awareness, education, and confidential counseling.

Greg Lindmark

8/3/61 - 2/9/15

Greg was a hero to many people. We still hear stories from victims’ families about how Greg handled their cases with utmost dignity, knowing he always cared. This foundation has helped us with our healing process.

What We Do

At first, we didn’t know if Greg would want us to start up a foundation in his name. As the first year unfolded, we couldn’t be more sure about it. Through all the positive feedback and support that we have received, we knew it is right. Greg spent his life helping others, many times quietly. It is our goal as a foundation and family to continue Greg’s work by helping fellow police officers and first responders. Being first on the scene, whether for a gruesome murder, suicide, or a car accident, first responders can become victims of underlying issues of mental health. They need emotional and self-care support throughout their careers. Mental health is equally as important as physical health.

Our goal as a foundation and a family is to bring mental health to the forefront through awareness, education, and confidential counseling.

The Greg Lindmark Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation. This confidential program lessens the impact of cumulative stress and trauma on first responders by providing education and support programs that enhance their emotional well-being.

What We've Achieved

  • A Very Merry Law Enforcement Christmas
  • Guns & Hoses, 2018, 2019, 2022
  • 7th Annual Golf Outing and Dinner
  • 3rd Annual State Line Coaches Clincher, Rockford Police Department Tournament
  • Rockford Ice Hogs Greg Lindmark Foundation Night & Jersey Auction
  • Department Training for Officers
  • 2017 Proclamation Law
  • First Responder Appreciation Dinner
  • Supporting Truckie, a local Comfort Dog for first responders
  • Monetary donations towards:
    • Officer Jaimie Cox memorial
    • Officer Stephen Wright memorial
    • Blue Line Ball
    • Fire Chief John (Oscar) Presley, memorial
    • Ride to Remember, the victims of 9/11
    • Crime Stopper Rewards
    • Ava’s Tribe
    • Rockford Police K9 Unit
    • Detective Patrick Imrie memorial
    • Vest for police K9
    • Deputy Jacob Keltner memorial
    • State Trooper Brooke Story-Jones memorial
    • State Trooper Gerald Ellis memorial
    • REACT Flight Paramedic Jeromie Gass memorial
    • Scott Gredenius memorial
    • State Trooper Gerald Mason memorial
    • Firefighter Garrett Ramos memorial
    • Deputy Chief Mark Karner memorial
    • Officer Brian Sember memorial
    • Lieutenant Tom Baylor memorial
    • Police Office Timothy Nelson memorial
    • Detective Duane Hackbarth memorial
    • Jacob Lee memorial
    • Winnebago County K-9 Unit

He heals the wounds of every shattered heart. Psalm 147:3