Tonight the officers of the Westfield Police Dept. are playing host to the fourth-annual Jake Laird Community Appreciation Day. Activities get under way at 5 p.m. at Quaker Park, 17501 Dartown Rd., behind the Westfield Public Safety Building. We urge you to attend. The event is funded by the Laird’s parents, Mike and Debbie, Hamilton County residents. Their son, a former Indianapolis police office, lost his life in the line of duty on Aug. 18, 2004. In his memory, his parents have created this wonderful tribute and community-relations celebration. You’ll have until 8 p.m. to enjoy free hot dogs and popcorn, as well as kids’ activities and a K9 demonstration. The Jake Laird Memorial Fund provides funds for local law enforcement agencies in need of equipment, innovating new programs and assists with officer hardships. So, go meet your public servants, and keep them, Jake and his parents in your thoughts as you’re having fun and learning.
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