By Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two women whose police-officer husbands were slain in the line of duty are creating a new foundation to help other families like theirs.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( that Nannette Wride and Shante Johnson launched the Blue Haven Foundation on Wednesday. They want to create a network of spouses of slain officers who understand the law enforcement culture and support each other.

Wride says about 25 people have already offered to help.

Wride says she got a visit from Johnson soon after the fatal 2014 shooting of her husband, Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride.

Johnson had lost her husband, Draper Sgt. Derek Johnson, on the job four months before.

Wride says the comfort she got from a woman who had been through something similar helped her deal with her grief.

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