Fatal Encounters

A step toward creating an impartial, comprehensive and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with police



It’s a little weird to ask for money, but when we started, I was paying for this whole thing out of my own pocket. And believe me, as a student and a lifelong journalist, there’s not a hell of a lot in my pocket.

Fatal Encounters received 501(c)3 public charity status from the IRS on Nov. 20, 2014. Our EIN is 47-2263583. Your donations are tax deductible beginning June 9, 2014. Thus far, this effort has been nearly entirely self-funded and done by volunteers. We rarely asked for any financial assistance, but we need help now. I’d appreciate it if you’d click the “Donate” link above, and throw a little cash our way. Thank you.

D. Brian

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EIN is 47-2263583
Fatal Encounters Dot Org
1260 Patrick Ave.
Reno, NV 89509
United States

Checks should be mailed to:

Fatal Encounters Dot Org
c/o D. Brian Burghart
316 California Ave. #828
Reno, NV 89509

David Burghart

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