FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carrie Cason
July 18, 2012
Westfield Police Host Third Annual Community Appreciation Day
Westfield, IN - The Officers of the Westfield Police Department are excited to invite the community to join them at the third annual "Jake Laird Community Appreciation Day on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM in front of the Ameriana Bank located in the Westfield Marketplace at 32 and Carey.
Hamilton County resident's Mike and Debbie Laird presented the Westfield Police Department with a generous donation to fund annual Community Day celebration. The Lairds are the parents of fallen Indianapolis Police Officer Timothy "Jake Laird who gave his life in the line of duty on August 18, 2004. In his honor, the Westfield Police Department will pay tribute to Jake and promote the spirit of community by providing an evening of food and fun for the residents of Westfield.
After Jake's death, the Lairds established the Jake Laird Memorial Fund which provides funds for local law enforcement agencies in need of new equipment, innovating new programs, and assists with officer hardships. The Laird Family is known as friends to numerous police agencies throughout Indiana sponsoring programs that strengthen community relations.
The Westfield Police will be providing hotdogs, popcorn, and snow cones. Kids will be treated to various activities including bounce houses, games, and a K9 demonstration. The Officers will be on hand to showcase the Department's vehicles, equipment and programs.