Twisted Sister star A.J. Pero has signed on as the U.S. national spokesman for an organisation set up to provide support and funds for the families of slain police officers.
The drummer will be the face of the Fallen Blue charity.
He says, "I am honoured to be a part of this family, this vital organisation. I will help out 150 per cent so we can achieve our goals, which are to help the families of these brave men and women who die outside the line of duty.
"When a police officer is killed outside the line of duty, whether accidentally or by their own hand due to job related stress, they don't receive the benefits. Some families can't even afford to have a funeral, never mind future bills. I've experienced that years ago when a friend on the job, stressed out and emotionally fried, shot himself. Our neighbourhood stood together to help the wife and children. We had benefits and cookouts to raise money, but it just wasn't enough.
"This organisation can and will become vital nationwide if we all recognise this is a reality and pull together our resources for all law enforcement officers."