The Tunnel to Towers Foundation Vows to Support Slain Charlotte First Responders 

Four officers killed and four injured in a devastating attack on law enforcement 

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA [April 30, 2024] — The Tunnel to Towers Foundation joins the nation in mourning the senseless murder of four law enforcement officers in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tunnel to Towers announced today that it plans to provide mortgage-free homes to all four families these heroes left behind. 

On Monday, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force tried to serve a warrant on a convicted felon for possession of a firearm. The suspect shot multiple officers as they approached and continued to fire at officers as backup arrived on the scene.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Weeks, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Joshua Eyer, North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections Investigator Sam Poloche, and Investigator William “Alden” Elliott were all killed. Four other officers were injured but are expected to survive. 

Weeks served with the Marshals Service for 13 years and previously served with the United States Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection for eight years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Eyer was a six-year veteran of the police department who was honored as the department’s Officer of the Month for April. He leaves behind his wife and three-year-old son. 

Poloche and Elliott were 14-year veterans of the Corrections Department. Poloche leaves behind a wife and two children, and Elliott leaves behind a wife and child. 

“This unspeakable act of violence changed an entire city. Four families now face a future without a husband and father and the city of Charlotte lost four guardians who spent decades working to keep the community safe,” said Frank Siller, Chairman and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. 

The Tunnel to Towers Fallen First Responder Home Program pays off the mortgage or provides a mortgage-free home for the families of law enforcement officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty, pass away from 9/11-related illnesses, and leave behind young children. 

For more on how you can help Tunnel to Towers support the families of these fallen heroes go to

About the Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries out its mission to “do good,” by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. Tunnel to Towers is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America to Never Forget September 11, 2001. Visit to learn more.

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