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July Newsletter

This past month has been difficult and traumatic for our Law Enforcement Officers and citizens with 6 Officers shot; 2 two of which have succumbed to their injuries. We would like to take this moment to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in blue. Especially to honor Sgt. Fishman of Wayne County Sheriff's Office and K9 Deputy Ned Byrd both recently killed in the line of duty. These men have tragically made the ultimate sacrifice that every Officer and their family fears the most.

That is why it is our mission to stand ready to assist the Departments and surviving families during their most critical time of need. Many people have asked how they can help. We do have GoFundMe fundraisers established for both Deputies and check donations can be made to Back The Blue NC, Inc. at P.O. Box 78 Franklinton, NC 27525. Please notify in the memo of the check which Deputy your donation is made out to. 100% of the funds raised are delivered by us personally to the surviving families, along with a Memorial Plaque to them. Every Department is gifted a Memorial Plaque as well.

To donate to the Benefit for the Family of Sgt. Fishman visit:

He leaves behind two young children, a wife, and a father.

To donate to the Benefit for the Family of Dep. Byrd visit:

He leaves behind a sister and his K9 Partner Sasha

Because of these tragic losses and our team working hard to support the Departments and families affected, July's newsletter was postponed due to these tragedies but we would still like to highlights important events that occurred.

July 5th brought good news when the man who shot Mount Holly Police Officer Tyler Herndon in 2020 pleaded guilty to the crime and received a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole. Officer Tyler Herndon and two other officers were responding to a break-in call around 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2020 at the Mount Holly Car Wash when Joshua Funk fired shots directly at them, killing Herndon.

Funk was indicted for murder, along with a slew of other charges related to the shooting and another burglary.

On another note, the Creedmoor Police Department is asking for your prayers as Lt. Adam Carlson battles a diagnosis of St