A reader writes to point out that the Washington police officers killed at a coffee shop were all married with children, and that it is right we remember the police who serve as well as those in the military.
I asked for, and have now received, information for those who wish to help the children. I don't know how it is in Washington, but judging from what I've seen of firefighters in Georgia, their families may have a long road before they receive anything like due compensation from the state for their breadwinner dying in its service -- if they ever do. Here is the information on how you can help.
Lakewood Police Independent Guild accepting donationsThe Lakewood Police Independent Guild is accepting donations for the families of the slain officers.Every penny will go to the families; if you want to donate to a specific officer you can write his or her name in the memo section.Please make the check out to the LPIG Benevolent Fund and mail to: P.O. Box 99579 Lakewood, WA 98499. Visit their web site for more information: The Lakewood Police Guild.Forza sets up donation boxesForza has set up donation boxes inside their stores for the families of the fallen Lakewood officers. The coffee company's web site also is accepting donations. Go to their web site: Forza Coffee Company.