ASHLAND, Ore. -- The Ashland Police Department is asking for the community's support following the assistance it received for the recent memorial of one of its fallen officers.
Officer Malcus Williams experienced a major medical event while on duty on March 2 and later died at the hospital. The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation stepped in to provide Officer Williams with the memorial service he deserved.
The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation is a Line of Duty Response Team of public safety professionals, law enforcement survivors, and volunteer citizens. These members take over the responsibility of planning a memorial service to honor fallen law enforcement officers, which comes with the highest honors.
Traditionally, the department that receives this assistance will pay the donation forward, but since the Ashland city's budget is limited, Chief Tighe O'Meara is asking the community for help in supporting this service.
You can make a donation and learn more about the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation by clicking here.