We are humbled to announce the organization of the Officer Phillip Meacham Memorial Run/Walk to be held on Saturday October 6th, 2018 starting at the Christian County Justice Center in Hopkinsville, KY. This event is being organized to help honor the memory of Officer Phillip Meacham who was killed in the line of duty on March 29th 2018. All proceeds from this event will be used to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky to help purchase equipment they could not otherwise be able to afford.
One of the things Officer Meacham would mention from time to time was how other law enforcement officers would help get a new officer the equipment they needed to help them do their job. The Officer Phillip Meacham Foundation is being formed to provide support for law enforcement in providing equipment for budget constrained agencies by providing them with the tools they need to protect the communities they serve. Examples of items that Foundation funds will be used to purchase will be bulletproof vests, individual trauma kits with bleeding control, Narcan, duty gear (gunbelt and holster related items), and also equipment needed for Police K9’s. Officer Meacham worked for several years as a K9 handler and had a passion for that work and was an advocate for fundraising for purchase of new K9’s and related equipment. Law Enforcement K9’s also have the need for protective equipment and the Foundation will be able to provide handlers with the necessary tools to help keep their K9 partner safe and render aid to them if necessary.
The Officer Phillip Meacham Foundation will work to helping fulfill critical needs in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the proceeds of the Memorial Run/Walk, the help of our partner agencies, and also from sponsorships from private individuals along with businesses. We look forward to working with everyone in helping provide much needed assistance and equipment to law enforcement agencies in our local area along with the rest of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
To sign up for the Memorial Walk/Run online please visit the City of Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department Website at the link below: