Beretta, a firearms manufacturer, has announced a three-year line-of-duty death benefit for police officers who purchase and carry their PX4 Storm pistol. The $10,000 benefit is available to public law enforcement officers in the United States of America.
Beretta is also offering, as part of the benefit, free counseling, legal, and financial advice to the survivors of the officer who is killed in the line of duty.
While I hope that all officers carrying the new Storm pistols sign up for this program, I also hope that Beretta never has to pay out a single dime.
Project Allegiance: Beretta Launches Program to Provide Line-of-Duty Death Benefit at No Cost to Law Enforcement Officers Who Purchase Select Beretta Products
ACCOKEEK, Md., Oct. 15 — Beretta is pleased to announce Project Allegiance a new program created to honor the commitment of law enforcement officers across America. Through this unique program, which takes effect Dec. 1, 2007, Beretta will offer active-duty law enforcement officers who purchase a Beretta Px4 Storm pistol a $10,000 line-of-duty death benefit valid for three years, at no cost to the officer and his or her family.
This program is designed to provide coverage if the officer is killed while in the line of duty. This benefit is available to local, state and federal law enforcement officers in the United States and its territories except in areas where prohibited by law. It does not require any medical exam and can be quickly activated by completing a simple activation card that will be provided at the time of purchase.
“Project Allegiance is our way thanking the men and women of law enforcement who dedicate their lives to serving our communities and nation,” stated Elio J. Oliva, Vice President, Law enforcement/Military Sales & Marketing. “We will continue to invest in Project Allegiance to deliver future benefits, products and services that will help enhance officer safety, protection and peace of mind,” said Mr. Oliva. “Beretta Law Enforcement strives to help protect those who safeguard others and Project Allegiance is a natural extension of that commitment.”
To qualify for the Project Allegiance line-of-duty death benefit, law enforcement officers simply need to purchase a Px4 Storm pistol, in any caliber, size or configuration from a qualified Beretta law enforcement dealer. Law enforcement agencies that decide to issue Beretta Px4 Storm pistols will also qualify for this unprecedented offer.
“We are very pleased to bring this program to law enforcement officers across the United States,” said Mr. Christopher Merritt, General Manager, Beretta USA. “In addition to delivering a $10,000 line-of-duty death benefit Project Allegiance will provide survivors of a fallen officer free counseling, legal and financial advice to help them when they need it most,” added Mr. Merritt. “Project Allegiance will continue to grow as Beretta develops new products and services that help protect law enforcement officers and their families”, said Mr. Merritt. The line-of-duty benefit is underwritten by Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA).