17th Annual Jake Laird Golf Outing a success


Mike and Debbie Laird pause at the event. (Submitted photo)

The 17th Annual Jake Laird Golf Outing was conducted Aug. 7, drawing 312 golfers to Pebble Brook Golf Club in Noblesville. The fundraiser began in 2004, after Jake Laird, an Indianapolis Police Dept. officer, was fatally shot in the line of duty. The event has enabled Jake’s parents, Mike and Debbie Laird, to raise more than $1 million for public safety agencies throughout Indiana.

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks presented a Congressional Record award to Debbie at the event to honor her retirement from Janus Developmental Services.

“I was completely surprised, but so honored to have received this award,” Debbie stated.

The Lairds worked closely with the Hamilton County Health Dept. to follow COVID-19 safety protocols for the event.