WILMINGTON, MA — The Tunnels to Towers Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to pay off the mortgages of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and military killed in the line of duty that leave behind young children.
The Foundation recently announced it intends on paying off the home mortgages of 36 fallen heroes from across the country over the next five weeks as part of its “Season of Hope.”
One of those 36 is Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas Devlin, of Wilmington, whose family was on hand for the announcement at State Police Headquarters in Framingham on Friday.
Devlin passed away on September 3, 2020, two years after he was struck by a driver while conducting a traffic stop on July 26, 2018. He valiantly underwent numerous surgeries over the following years before succumbing to complications of the injuries.
The 58-year-old had served the Massachusetts State Police for 35 years. He leaves behind his wife Nancy and their four children — Matthew, Rachel, Paul, and Hannah.
“We’ve just so grateful for the love and support that’s been given and incredibly thankful for what Tunnel to Towers is doing for our family. It’s the only home our children have ever known,” Nancy said on Friday.
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