As a part of their mission to be a bridge between the public and law enforcement, the Las Vegas Metro Police Foundation had the famous Las Vegas Strip light up in blue lights last week to say thank you to law enforcement in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Month. Part of their “Go True Blue” Campaign, this effort was all about sharing pride and encouraging community support for the police department, who work hard to keep Vegas safe. The entire effort was a feat in developing public/private partnerships with the businesses, hotels and casinos on The Strip, carried about by Foundation Executive Director Tom Kovach. This is a great example of what a police foundation can do beyond just fundraising and issuing grants to the department. Congrats to the Las Vegas Metro Police Foundation for a great community outreach initiative!
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Newport News Police have started a memorial fund in honor of Officer Katie Thyne, who was killed in the line of duty Thursday during a traffic stop.
All of the donations to the fund, which is housed under the nonprofit Newport News Police Foundation, will be given to Thyne’s family for the care of her daughter, Regan.
Thyne, 24, leaves behind her mother, three brothers, her 2-year-old daughter, and a loving partner.
Thyne is from New Hampshire and joined the Newport News Police Department in November 2018. She began police training Jan. 24, 2019 and graduated June 28. She was then assigned to South Precinct Watch II and remained active in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
The memorial page reads: “If you ever saw Officer Katie Thyne, you saw her with a smile. All she did was smile. That smile was the love of life, a family, and service to a community and the City she called home.
The link below will allow you to make a gift to honor the legacy and career of Police Officer Katie Thyne of the Newport News Police Department. If you wish to include a note to her family or the department we will collect those and share them with those who love Katie.”
Those who wish to donate can visit the memorial fund page.
Donations can also be mailed to: Officer Thyne Memorial Fund, Newport News Police Foundation, P. O. Box 120496, Newport News, Va 23612.
Source: Wavy TV 10