Two benefits planned to help raise money for Shively officer that was shot
The Shively FOP and fellow officers are working on upcoming events to financially help Det. Wes Singleton.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Shively police officer that was shot last Friday is now going through rehab, and his fellow officers are working on upcoming events to help him financially.
Detective Wes Singleton was hit four times in the legs when helping to serve a warrant at a home on Eden Lane.
His fellow officers say he has a long road ahead of him.
“He's still in stable condition. He's got a long road ahead of him. He's in a lot of pain, but he's continuing rehab and right now he's just trying to focus on getting better,” said Officer Preston Eisenback.
Shively Officer Preston Eisenback, who is also President of Shively FOP Lodge 17, says they have been overwhelmed with support for Singleton and the department.
“All the local police departments around us- some of them came here to help us while everything was going on by making runs, there was a Kentucky State trooper that just stopped by to just say Hey, are y'all okay. Do y'all need anything,” said Eisenback.
The support hasn't stopped.
While Detective Singleton continues to recover, there are now several ways that community members and fellow officers are stepping up to help him.
“To see that people are actually taking the time to show that they care, for anybody that's wearing a badge, it's refreshing and it's been really nice to see,” said Eisenback.
This upcoming Tuesday, on Jan. 19, six local Texas Roadhouse locations will hold a ‘Dine to Donate Night’ from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Ten percent of food sales will be given to Detective Singleton and his family.
The participating Texas Roadhouse locations include Shively, Outer Loop, Dutchmans Lane, Elizabethtown, Middletown, and Clarksville, Indiana.
The FOP is also working on an even for the end of the month.
A dance party and silent auction will be held on January 30th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Mary Queen of Peace Community Center, located at 4005 Dixie Highway.
Eisenback says businesses are donating silent auction items, and the response from the entire community has been amazing.
While Detective Singleton is focused on getting back on his feet again, officers from across the area are making sure he'll be taken care of.
“Wes and his family just want to make sure that everybody knows that they're so appreciative for the support and the prayers and everybody just reaching out to them to make that he's okay,” said Eisenback.
The Fraternal Order of Police is also accepting donations for Singleton, which can be made in the following manner:
At the Louisville Metro Police Officers Credit Union
900 W Market Street 7201 Outer Loop
Suite 100 Suite 128
Louisville, KY 40202 Louisville, KY 40228
(502) 584-7134 (502) 231-2700
Checks mailed to and addressed to:
Wes Singleton Benefit Account
1800 Park Road, Shively KY 40216
c/o LMPO Credit Union 900 W. Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Dropped off at the Shively Police Station
1800 Park Road
Shively, KY 40216
For more information on the upcoming events, click here.
You can also reach the Shively FOP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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