About fallen knights foundation
Launched in April of 2018, the Fallen Knights Foundation was formed to assist the families of fallen Law Enforcement Officers. The President/CEO Robert 'Bob' Molina served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972. He joined the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department in October 1976 and with 31 years of service, retired in October of 2007. Bob worked several Department assignments beginnig with Custody Division then moving on to Patrol Division and finally Detective Division where he worked in Narcotics for 17 years. He functioned as Hostage Negotiator for 12 years including being assigned as the Department's Crisis Negotiations Team Coordinator.
In 2009, Bob contracted for 3 years with the Department of State and Department of Defense as a Law Enforcement Professional and Police Advisor in Afghanistan. His assignments included the British Military, USMC, Force Protection, Special Forces and JAG.
During his deployment, he engaged with other Law Enforcement Professionals from throughout the United States. It was through these interactions that he learned that not all Agencies or Departments operate the same nor do they provide the same level of benefits. In fact, the majority of Law Enforcement Agencies in the U.S. are small Departments with a staff of less than twenty-five officers and when an officer is killed in the line of duty, care for the families varies greatly.