Bravery Beyond the Badge: Officer Hackett’s Journey of Recovery with Support From Signal 13

In an inspiring interview with the Signal 13 Foundation in Baltimore CEO Nancy Hinds, Baltimore Police Department Officer Anthony Hackett shares his heartfelt story of resilience and recovery. A recent recipient of a Signal 13 Foundation grant, Officer Hackett recounts the challenges he faced after experiencing a heart attack on duty during Christmas Eve while responding to a shooting scene. Hackett opens up about his hesitation to ask for help, and the impact Signal 13’s grant has had on his healing process. His story highlights the critical support the Signal 13 Foundation provides to first responders in their times of need.


Lend Us a Hand in 2024

We have a small favor to ask. Thousands of Baltimore Police families have trusted the Signal 13 Foundation to support them during difficult times and when they need assistance paying for college for their kids.

Like other nonprofits, Signal 13’s funding depends on generous donations from individuals, companies and foundations. We can’t do what we do for Baltimore City Police in times of need without your support. Requests for assistance are increasing and we rarely turn a grant or scholarship applicant down.

Signal 13 is celebrating 40 years of helping Baltimore City Police, and the Board’s goal is to do even more to make their lives a little easier during stressful times. We do this because we believe in supporting the brave men and women in the Baltimore Police Department who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us and the city we love.

About Signal 13

Formed in 1983 by Police Commissioner Frank J. Battaglia with help from prominent philanthropists and business owners, the Signal 13 Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) committed to supporting the men and women of the Baltimore City Police Department with financial hardship grants and scholarships for their families. For more information, go to


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