WPD to host annual community day Aug. 7


The officers of the Westfield Police Dept. are excited to invite the community to join them at the third annual “Jake Laird” Community Appreciation Day from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 in front of the Ameriana Bank located in the Westfield Marketplace at Ind. 32 and Carey Road.

Hamilton County resident’s Mike and Debbie Laird presented the Westfield Police Dept. with a generous donation to fund annual Community Day celebration. The Lairds are the parents of fallen Indianapolis Police Officer Timothy “Jake” Laird who gave his life in the line of duty on Aug. 18, 2004. In his honor, the WPD will pay tribute to Jake and promote the spirit of community by providing an evening of food and fun for the residents of Westfield.

After Jake’s death, the Lairds established the Jake Laird Memorial Fund, which provides funds for local law enforcement agencies in need of new equipment, innovating new programs and assists with officer hardships. The Laird family is known as friends to numerous police agencies throughout Indiana sponsoring programs that strengthen community relations.

Police officers will be providing hotdogs, popcorn and snow cones. Kids will be treated to various activities including bounce houses, games and a K9 demonstration. Officers will be on hand to showcase the department’s vehicles, equipment and programs.