From luminaries to t-shirts, goodie bags and heartfelt notes of thanks, people living in Lebanon, Zionsville and across Boone County are finding ways to show their support for Deputy Pickett's family. Volunteers set up more than 2,000 decorated luminaries along the walk-ways in Heritage Trail Park in Zionsville Wednesday evening to honor Deputy Pickett. "I think it's a way for the community to feel like we're paying respect to the family," said Kristen Kelley. "But also during this devastating time for our community, it's a way for us to heal and feel like we're doing something."
BOONE COUNTY, Ind. -- Deputy Jacob Pickett was shot and killed while assisting with a pursuit in Lebanon on March 2.
Since his death, community members have been coming together with ways to support and honor the fallen deputy and his family.
Deputy Pickett leaves behind a wife and two young boys as well as his K-9 partner, Brik.
VIEW | Funeral, procession route for Deputy Pickett
Here's how you can help:
A memorial fund has been set up for Deputy Jake Pickett by the Fifty Club of Boone County. Donations can be made at either the Boone County Sheriff's office or to any KeyBank (c/o Deputy Jake Pickett Memorial Fund).
If you can't make it to either of those locations you can also make a donation via PayPal to the Deputy Jake Pickett Memorial Fund.
Other groups are selling items for the family as well, but we will not post anything here unless it is approved by the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
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