Commentary by Amy Pauszek
Where’s Amy could not miss the 13th Annual Jake Laird Memorial Golf Outing hosted by the Pebble Brook Golf Club in Noblesville. The Jake Laird Memorial Fund was created in 2004 by Jake’s parents, Mike and Debbie Laird. The mission of the memorial fund is to provide financial contributions to law and fire department agencies for the purchase of new equipment or the institution of new instructional programs, and financial assistance to officers injured in the line of duty. Proceeds from previous tournaments have enabled Mike and Debbie Laird to award over $636,000 in donations to various police and firefighter agencies throughout Indiana. Jake Laird was killed in the line of duty when a round from an SKS assault riffle hit him high in the chest above his protective vest while responding to numerous 911 calls reporting gun fire on the Southside of Indianapolis. Every year it is amazing to see law enforcement, friends and family gather together to remember and honor a true hero, #2479 Officer Jake Laird. For more, visit thejakelairdmemorialtourney.org.