Officer JD Green, one of my officers assigned to the Warrant Execution Team, was involved in a major accident, while attempting to serve a felony warrant in September 2012. As a result, he has been paralyzed from the neck down and subsequently medically retired from the department. In an attempt to help him transition to his new needs, we got together with the HPOU and the Assist The Officer foundation and held a benefit for him on May 3rd at the HPOU banquet hall. We sold approximately 2,000 tickets to officers, family and other supporters. Officer Kessler and his cooking team donated their time to prepare over sixty briskets, sausage, and a mind staggering 1,000 pounds of beans! Captain Alan Helfman brought his live-auction team from River Oaks Chrysler and helped to auction off over 50 items donated for the cause. The event went off without a hitch.
JD received permission from his medical team to come to the event and was brought by ambulance. He came into the banquet hall to a standing ovation!! Words cannot convey how touched I was by everyone’s attendance and generosity.
JD’s battle to recover will continue and we will continue to help our brother in whatever way we can. To those of you who assisted, donated, attended, or sent wishes, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
Peace be with you,