10/20/2011 11:45 am ET Updated Dec 20, 2011

Atlanta Police Investigator Starts Nonprofit For Families Of Sick, Fallen Police And Firefighters

To those who know him, Pat Apoian defines what it means to be a hero.

Apoian, a nine-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department can always be counted on to help others in need.

Last year, the detective founded Humble Heroes, an organization dedicated to helping police officers and firefighters and their families.

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