STATEMENT ON VIOLENT WEEKEND FROM INDY FOP
Once again, Indiana’s Capital City experienced one of the most violent weekends to date this calendar year.
Multiple people were shot, stabbed and killed. These are human lives impacted, not stats to be tabulated.
Indianapolis residents and officers are stuck in the middle of this violence.
Our Indy FOP is greatly troubled by the lack of visibility by any elected or appointed leaders in response to these tragedies.
Indy’s Mayor, Prosecutor, Council President must legitimately engage on these issues (in real-time).
Simply talking about root causes means nothing to those in the middle of the violence, those losing their lives and the families that are being destroyed right now.
Leaders must act and outline their plan to intervene and triage this situation now.
Intervention and Prevention efforts must both happen together in real-time.
We need Actions Over Words. Victims deserve better…Officers and Detectives risking their lives in the neighborhoods deserve better…Indiana’s Capital City deserves better.
Rick Snyder, President
Shop With a Cop
Posted On: Jul 30, 2013
Shop With A Cop Program
Every December, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #86 sponsors an Annual Shop With A Cop® Event. Marion County police officers from 11 different departments unite each year to take needy children from all over the Indianapolis community for a day long event.
The day begins with each child being picked up in a police cruiser; a movie theater is reserved where they enjoy a movie. Then the children are taken by police to Wal-Mart. On the way to Wal-Mart the children can ride with the lights and sirens on. At Wal-Mart they enjoy a meal, shopping, and a visit with Santa. On returning home, the children are given a backpack containing personal hygiene products, gift certificates and coupons, along with a food basket for the entire family.
Individuals can offer donations towards the Shop with A Cop Event by contacting FOP86 by phone. To enroll a child in the Shop with A Cop program, please contact the FOP86 office.