LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — They serve and shield the group, however some assignments require assist from the general public.
It is nonetheless November, however Metro Police are already making an attempt to offer love on Christmas Day. That is why the Louisville Metro Police Basis is reaching out to potential donors to ask for assist with a particular mission, elevating cash for LMPD’s annual Store with a Cop program.
“It is actual gratifying since you see how youngsters … how humble they’re about it,” Officer Milton Santos, useful resource officer for LMPD’s 2nd Division, stated.
Officer Santos has been concerned with the division’s annual Store with a Cop program for a number of years.
“Each division does their very own occasion,” Santos stated.
Annually, officers purchase toys, clothes, and meals through the holidays for youngsters and households in want.
“We usually goal to impression at the very least 20 … 20 youngsters minimal. If we will do greater than that, we might like to,” Santos stated.
That is the place police want your assist.
“Once you speak about police work, it is about serving and defending, and that is a part of that service facet of it,” Tracie Texas Shugart, a retired LMPD Lieutenant and government director of the Louisville Metro Police Basis, stated. “The inspiration raises cash to assist with LMPD to assist cowl coaching gear and packages that aren’t coated within the police price range.”
Store with a Cop is a type of packages.
“This can be a program that’s extraordinarily necessary to our officers,” Shugart stated.
Shugart stated Store with a Cop is necessary sufficient that officers take money and time from their very own households to assist the individuals they’re sworn to serve and shield.
“The households of those officers are prepared to take a again seat as a result of they understand how essential it’s to assist different individuals,” Shugart stated.
This week, the inspiration despatched out pledge playing cards within the mail with a aim of reaching potential donors. Shugart stated the inspiration by no means calls anybody by telephone, however would love to listen to from you.
“A hundred percent of the donations that are available for the store with a cop program are spent with the store with a cop program,” Shugart stated.
It is probably not a harmful mission, however to the women and men sworn to serve and shield the town, Store with a Cop is a vital mission.
“To me, it is about serving. It isn’t all the time about locking any person up,” Officer Santos stated.
The inspiration might be amassing donations for the subsequent few weeks, and hope to offer Christmas for a number of hundred native youngsters.
In the meantime, the Store with a Cop program is one among a number of…