Drumming up support for Stand Behind the Shield luncheon


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The upcoming Stand Behind the Shield luncheon is looking for sponsors to help fund the event for local police.

“We want to show our appreciation for what they [police officers] do for our community,” said organizer Shane Weist. “They put their lives on the line every day, and their families make sacrifices. We want to show them how much we appreciate them.”

The luncheon is for police officers only, but organizers are looking for sponsorship from the community.

“We have levels from $100 to $500, and those funds will go to officers’ safety needs,” Weist said. “The event is being run through the Lafayette Police Foundation, so all funds are going to go through there.”

If you would like to put money toward a sponsorship, you can email standbehindtheshield@gmail.com. You can also call Weist at 765-418-6612 or Donnie Alexander at 765-532-7203.