Memorial today for murdered Lakewood officers – & fundraisers

Today, thousands of law-enforcement officers and other mourners will gather at the Tacoma Dome to remember the four Lakewood Police officers murdered at a Pierce County coffee shop nine days ago. If you plan to go to Pierce County to pay tribute, the info you need is all here; meantime, today, tomorrow and this weekend, there are several fundraisers through which you can help raise money for the officers’ families:

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA, TODAY AND TOMORROW: Papa John’s stores around Puget Sound – including West Seattle – are donating the profits (what they bring in above and beyond their costs) of all sales today and tomorrow. They open at 11; you can order online here.

IVAR’S CHOWDER, TODAY: Ivar’s will donate all proceeds – that’s the total sale price – from chowder sales today, at all its locations, to the fund for the officers’ families. Closest locations to West Seattle are on the downtown waterfront (next to the fire station that’s just north of Colman Dock ferry terminal) and the Ivar’s Seafood Bar in Burien (map).

PASTA DINNER AT MERRILL GARDENS’ WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITIES TOMORROW: 5-7 pm Wednesday, Merrill Gardens at Admiral Heights (2326 California SW) & West Seattle (4611 35th SW) — both WSB sponsors — will host a Pasta Dinner to raise money for the families of the fallen police officers – minimum donation $10/person, and all the money received will go to the fund for the families.

SCOUTS COLLECTING DONATIONS ON SATURDAY: West Seattle Tiger Scouts plan to have a table at the Holy Rosary School Christmas Tree Lot this Saturday (December 12) from 9 am-5 pm to collect donations for the fund to help the officers’ families. Den leader Stan Debiec says, “We are also hoping to have a “giant card” available for people to sign. If we can muster up the card and people sign it, we will then get a group of us scout parents and scouts to drive it down to the Lakewood Police Department and present it to them.”

WEST SEATTLE-BASED SPORE DONATING PART OF PROCEEDS: Last but not least, we heard from Lily at Spore, a West Seattle-based company with a distinct niche – doorbell buttons. Some come with blue lights. Per Lily: “Until the end of January, we will donate 25 percent of each order from customers who purchase any of our products and use the code BLUE at checkout to officer memorial funds. We will also ship the order for free. Although our blue products were our inspiration, customers do not have to order a blue colored product to use the code.”

13 Replies to "Memorial today for murdered Lakewood officers - & fundraisers"

  • Sarah December 8, 2009 (9:11 am)

    The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits will also be donating 10% of the sales from their Tacoma location to help support the families of our 4 lost police officers today, Tuesday, December 8th. Thank you to everyone who can come out and support this worthy cause.

  • Laury December 8, 2009 (10:16 am)

    My heart goes out to the families of these 4 heroes!!!

  • AlkiMom December 8, 2009 (10:50 am)

    It brings out the sadness of 45 years ago, when my father’s own line of duty death was commemorated with a very long procession. My dad left behind 7 kids and a very shell-shocked widow. Thank goodness that today the survivors have C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) which helps families and co-workers cope with these losses.

    • WSB December 8, 2009 (11:00 am)

      AlkiMom, thank you for sharing that. And thank you to your father for his service and sacrifice … TR

  • hopey December 8, 2009 (11:14 am)

    You might want to note that Papa Johns lets you order in advance online — just select your pickup or delivery time at least an hour after your order.

  • mitch December 8, 2009 (11:34 am)

    WSB – Thank you for being one of the few media outlets have maturity and judgement to call it what it was – the officers didn’t ‘fall’, they were murdered. It was a tragic, senseless, meaningless act by a deranged madman and to elevate it to the level of heroic will probably only encourage the next nut case out there.

  • miws December 8, 2009 (11:51 am)

    AlkiMom, I echo what TR posted.


    Here‘s a link to the C.O.P.S. website.



  • mark December 8, 2009 (11:57 am)

    Note: Papa Johns is only donating the “profits” while the others, Ivars, Merrill Garden and Tiger Scouts are giving all proceeds to the affected families. You might better serve the families by eating at home and donating $5 than eat a pizza at Papa Johns.

  • miws December 8, 2009 (12:13 pm)

    Also, in a bit of sad irony, Extreme Home Makeover aired an episode just this past Sunday, featuring the Scott family of Clarksville Tennessee.


    The family is the widow, and three daughters, of a Clarksville Officer who was killed along with his partner, in the line of duty when a truck hit their cruiser.


    The widow, Trina Scott, is heavily involved in the C.O.P.S. organization in her area.


    I couldn’t get a story and/or vid link from ABC TV’s site, due to the slow loading on my dial-up, but, an IMDb link to the episode is Here.



  • Tonya December 8, 2009 (12:37 pm)

    God Bless them and their families. Watching the live stream and it is heart breaking.

  • Wing December 8, 2009 (6:17 pm)

    I hope included is family of Officer Brenton.

  • miws December 8, 2009 (8:21 pm)

    Wing, I don’t know if any of these donations have been offered to Officer Brenton’s family, but last week, KOMO TV’s Kathi Goertzen Interviewed Lisa Brenton, and she said that she has stopped accepting donations to her family, so they can all be directed to the Lakewood Officers’ families.



  • Jiggers December 9, 2009 (3:13 pm)

    I watched only a few minutes of it on TV. I couldn’t get myself to watch more it got me so wound up inside.

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