Steinbrenner Foundation To Cover Education Costs For Slain Officers’ Children

Say what you will about George Steinbrenner, but – if nothing else – this is a remarkable legacy:

George Steinbrenner, the late Yankees owner, started the Silver Shield Foundation in the early 1980s to help the children of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

His foundation is going to pay for the education of children of Rafael Ramos, the NYPD officer who was killed along with his partner, Wenjian Lui, while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn on Saturday, according to a report by the New York Daily News.

Ramos has two sons, a 13-year-old named Jaden and another who is in college. Lui did not have any children, but he leaves behind a wife.

The Boss, who died in 2010, started the foundation in 1982. It provides money for tuition payments for prep school, undergraduate and graduate school, vocational and technical school and tutoring services.

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