Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Memorial for the 4 Slain Lakewood Police Officers underway in Washington State

Memorial route for the 
four slain Lakewood Police Officers

via KING5News.com

Like most everyone here in Washington State, particularly Western Washington, I'm watching the coverage of the Memorial for the four Lakewood Police Officers who were gunned down in a coffee shop while doing their paperwork last week.

Upwards of 20,000 police officers from all over the United States have gathered at the Tacoma Dome (about 30 minutes from our house) to pay their respects to the Brothers and Sister in Blue. Watching the four white hearses and seeing the family members following behind in limosines is just making my chest hurt. 

The magnitude of this insanely violent and senseless act is coming to a silent crescendo.  

via KOMO4

Donate online to the fallen officers of the Lakewood Police Department
Lakewood, Washington

The Lakewood Police Independent Guild has set up a benevolent fund for the families of the four officers killed Sunday morning.

Guild president Brian Wurts said in a statement on the guild's web page that the account has been established through the union.

If you would like to contribute, you can donate online or via mail.

Donate by Mail: Mail checks to LPIG Benevolent Fund,
PO Box 99579, Lakewood, WA 98499

Make out the checks to the "LPIG Benevolent Fund".

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