Highland Village event to raise funds for families of deceased officers – Cross Timbers Gazette | South Denton County | Mound of flowers
The Highland Village Police Department’s TXFallenPD tribute event returns this month.
The 13th annual event, which was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, is scheduled for October 16 at The Shops at Highland Village and will feature a 5K, live entertainment, honor bike race , an obstacle course by bike, activities for children and more. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Texas Association of Chiefs of Police Fallen Officers Fund, which supports the families of Texas officers killed in the line of duty.
The event began in 2008 and raised over $ 280,000 for the Fallen Officer Fund. This year’s goal is to raise $ 30,000, and the event will be held in honor of Sergeant HVPD. Dennis Oliver, who died in October 2020 of complications from COVID-19.
âWe are trying to promote community involvement and the understanding that we are all in the same boat,â said Highland Village Police Chief Doug Reim. âIt’s the most difficult thing to do because it involves the death of officers. We love to collect money, but I hate giving it away because it means we have lost an officer. “
The event kicks off at 8 a.m. with 5K and runs throughout the day with plenty for the whole family to do. It’s not too late to sign up for 5K or bike rides. Click here for more information.