Charity to pay off mortgage for fallen Alabama officer

Tunnels to Tower Foundation

A New York-based charity says it will pay off the mortgage of fallen Alabama police officer Billy Clardy III, who was killed last month in the line of duty.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation said Wednesday that it was taking over the Clardy family’s mortgage according to WHNT News.

Clardy was shot and killed on December 6th while conducting a drug investigation. He left behind a wife, five children and grandchildren.

Clardy’s wife Ashlee thanked the foundation in a statement.

“I’m flabbergasted by your compassion and I am incredibly humbled by your generosity,” she said. “This means the world to me.”

The foundation has a Fallen First Responder Home Program that aims to support the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. Since 2015, the foundation says it has helped 40 families gain mortgage-free homes.