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Tunnel to Towers Foundation pays off mortgage for fallen Massachusetts State Police Sergeant



The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has announced it has paid, in full, the mortgage on the home of Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Douglas Weddleton as part of its fourth annual Season of Hope.

Tunnel to Towers’ Season of Hope, celebrates the holiday season by lifting the financial burden of a mortgage from the families of fallen first responders, Gold Star families, and catastrophically injured veterans around the country.

Sergeant Weddleton was blocking an exit ramp for a construction crew when he was killed in the line of duty by two drunk drivers on June 18, 2010. His was killed on Father’s Day weekend, just weeks after his 52nd birthday.

Sgt. Weddleton entered the State Police Academy 65th Recruit Training Troop in 1982 and became a State Trooper a year later. He spent nearly 30 years protecting the residents of his native Massachusetts. He left behind his wife Judith, and his four sons.

Tunnel to Towers ensured his family can stay in their Brockton home forever.

“His passing has left a huge void in our family that no one will ever be able to fill. Doug has missed birthdays, holidays, weddings, and the births of his two granddaughters, who would certainly be the light of his life. We miss him more than words can describe.” This home holds so many precious memories for me and my sons, and this generous gift mean so much to us,” said Judith Weddleton.

“This holiday season, we honor those families who have sacrificed so much for all of us. To the families who are still grieving the recent loss of a loved one and to those who are enduring another year with an empty seat at the table, Tunnel to Towers is honored to celebrate your loved one’s service and ensure that you and your family can stay in your home forever,” said Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO Frank Siller.

This year alone, Tunnel to Towers will deliver over 200 mortgage-free homes across the country to America’s heroes and their families.

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