Baton Rouge Police Officer Lieutenant Glenn Hutto Jr., the officer who was shot and killed by a murder suspect in  April of 2020, was acknowledged and honored by The Tunnel to Towers Foundation.  The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage on the home of Lt. Hutto’s family. What a wonderful Christmas gift for this family, who is spending their first Christmas without him.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is based in New York and this is part of their 2020 Season of Hope project. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save other on 9/11. Siller unselfishly paid the ultimate sacrifice at the Twin Towers by saving as many people as he could. The Siller family formed the Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor our military and first responders who continue to make the sacrifice of life and limb for our country.

We know nothing can replace a husband and father, but I hope that knowing that his service and sacrifice to his community – hasn’t been forgotten and that they haven’t been forgotten will make this holiday season a little easier. - Frank Siller, Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO

The Foundation's 2020 Season of Hope will provide 36 mortgage-free homes in the 36-day span between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Baton Rouge had three officers chosen of the 36. What an honor for Louisiana.

It does my heart good, knowing I am mortgage-free thanks to the Season of Hope. I am truly thankful for the goodwill that’s being carried out through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Tunnel to Towers came in and helped give us exactly what we needed when we needed it most—not only a safe, stable home but the security and comfort of being able to live near loved ones. - Jennifer Hutto

Hutto served 21 years with the BRPD and his wife, Jennifer, said it has been a rough year for her family, according to BRProud.



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