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Foundation Pays Off Mortgages for Families of Fallen First Responders

SAN DIEGO—A New York-based foundation announced Nov. 24 it has paid off the mortgages of eight fallen first responders in California, including San Diego police Officer David Sisto, who died after suffering a medical emergency while on duty in February. According to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, paying off the mortgages means the first responders’ families, “who are facing the holiday season without their loved one, will always have a place to call home.” The eight California families are among the 65 families who will have their homes paid off between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, according to the foundation. The family of county Firefighter Tory Carlon, who was fatally shot by a colleague over a workplace dispute at an Agua Dulce fire station, was also benefited. Carlon’s wife, Heidi, said in a statement released by the foundation, “The emotion is so overwhelming, and all that I can think of is how this would make my husband feel … …

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