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Fund set up to help family of LMPD officer killed by accused drunk driver

Posted: Updated: Oct 31, 2016 04:37 PM
LMPD Detective Jason Schweitzer LMPD Detective Jason Schweitzer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Family, friends and fellow officers are still in shock as they prepare to lay to rest LMPD detective Jason Schweitzer. He was a 15-year veteran of the department.

Schweitzer had been the vice president of the River City Lodge 614 Fraternal Order of Police since 2010. He served for seven years alongside the president, Dave Mutchler.

“He’s a very dedicated police officer,” Mutchler said. “He loved his job, and he was extremely passionate.”

Mutchler said Schweitzer’s father was an officer, so he grew up with the F.O.P. Mutchler even described how Schweitzer washed dishes at the lodge when he was a young child. Now, the fraternal order intends to care for his family as its own. Schweitzer leaves behind a daughter and wife, who is pregnant with their second child.

The woman accused of driving drunk and hitting Schweitzer and Timothy Moore, a University of Kentucky employee, is charged with one count of DUI and two counts of manslaughter.

“I don’t think people understand enough that the decisions or the lack of making good decisions, how dramatically that can affect other people,” Mutchler said.

For more details on Whitlow’s charges and criminal history, click here.

Donations to the fund for Schweitzer’s family can be made at the Louisville Metro Police Officers Credit Union. Just write his name in the memo line on any checks to designate it to his fund. Any non-monetary donations for Schweitzer’s family can be brought to the River City Lodge 614 at 6204 Price Lane Road, Louisville, KY, 40229.

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