Tunnel To Towers To Pay Off Mortgage Of Slain Jersey City Detective

Detective Joseph Seals
Photo credit Jersey City POBA
By WCBS Newsradio 880

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WCBS 880) — The widow of Jersey City police Detective Joseph Seals will not have to worry about making house payments.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Friday that they will pay off the detective's mortgage in full.

"It's a huge burden. Everyone who has a mortgage knows it's a burden and now she doesn't have to worry about it, so she's overwhelmed," said Seals' cousin, Justin Smith, who spoke with the detective's widow.

The foundation also said that moving forward it will cover the mortgage of every police officer killed in the line of duty across the country.

"The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is going to pay every mortgage of every police officer throughout this great country every single time from this day forward," said CEO Frank Siller, who started the foundation to honor the memory of his firefighter brother who died on 9/11.