Fallen Hero Fund Raises Over $200,000 For Middlebrook Family
According to a press release by the Community Foundation of Acadiana, The City of Lafayette Police Department Fallen Heroes Fund has received more than $200,000 in donations to directly benefit the Middlebrook Family.
Raymond Hebert, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Acadiana said that the CFA worked with anonymous donors to target the family's debt.
CFA is grateful to the several generous donors and philanthropists who entrust us to realize their goodwill to benefit the Middlebrook family - Raymond Hébert, CFA
More than 400 individual and corporate contributions were made to the fund in support of Cpl. Middlebrook’s family.
Chief Toby Aguillard of the Lafayette Police Department also expressed his gratitude:
“On behalf of the men and women of the Lafayette Police Department, I sincerely thank the citizens of Acadiana for their sympathy and support. Knowing that our community is by our side has been a source of great strength and comfort - Chief Toby Aguillard, City of Lafayette Police Department.
The Fallen Heroes Fund was established in July of this year, with the intentions of providing financial relief to LPD officers or employees wounded or killed in the line of duty.
Cpl. Middlebrook, a married father of three, was a 9-year veteran with the Lafayette Police Department when he was shot in the line of duty on October 1 of this year.
Community Foundation of Acadiana is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt foundation whose core purpose is to build legacies and improve communities by connecting generous people to the causes they care about. Learn more by visiting the Community Foundation of Acadiana website.