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Katrina Collins
Apr 30, 2024

HELP OUR HEROES

On Monday, April 29, 2024, officers with the US Marshalls Fugitive Taskforce went to a residence in east Charlotte to arrest a convicted felon. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officer Joshua Eyer, North Carolina Department of Adult Correction officers William “Alden” Elliott and Samuel Poloche and Deputy US Marshall Thomas Weeks were killed.  Three additional CMPD officers and one detective from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were also shot.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation recently provided funding to CMPD for their Clinical Care Access Pilot (CCAP). To prevent financial barriers to care after being exposed to a traumatic incident, the pilot provides reimbursement to employees for outpatient counseling or in-patient care. Collaborating closely with the Office of Employee Wellness at CMPD, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation has provided funding to the department specifically tailored to cover expenses for therapy services.

After the shooting deaths on Monday, the community has asked how they can help. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation will assist by creating a Help Our Heroes fund. The fund will allow employees of the local public safety, first responder agencies impacted by the events to receive mental health care. We will, additionally, use funds to assist with needs identified by the impacted agencies to support their employees.

If you would like to donate to Help our Heroes, you may do so here-

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