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Mortgage paid off for Fairfax County sergeant who died from COVID

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid, in full, the mortgage on the home of Sgt. Frederick Henry Cameron Jr.

FAIRFAX, Va. — The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has fully paid off the mortgage on the home of fallen Fairfax County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Frederick Henry Cameron Jr. as part of its annual Season of Hope Campaign. 

Sgt. "Butch" Cameron died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Fairfax County Judicial Center. He had served with the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office for 16 years.

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Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

“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.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Firefighter Stephen Siller, who sacrificed his life to save others on Sept. 11, 2001.

For more than 20 years, the Foundation has supported first responders, veterans, and their families by providing the families they leave behind with mortgage-free homes. 

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

Sgt. Frederick Henry Cameron Jr. leaves behind his wife Michelle, and two children.

To help Tunnel to Towers in their mission in providing mortgage-free homes to the families of fallen service members, you can visit their website here.

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