SAN JOSE, CA – NOVEMBER 3, 2015 – On November 3rd, Telmate representatives and the San Jose Police Department gathered in memory of local slain Police Officer Michael Johnson. As part of the company’s program called “Telmate Fallen Heroes,” Telmate donated an undisclosed amount to the San Jose Police Officer’s Association Charitable Foundation (SJPOA) to support the fallen officer’s family.
Officer Johnson was fatally shot on March 24 while responding to a 911 call involving a suicidal man with a gun at an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Senter Road. “Mike,” as he was better known, was thirty-eight-years-old and the department’s first line-of duty death in 14 years. Responding officers were met with gunfire and veteran officer Johnson was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.
BARDSTOWN, KY – SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 – On September 24, Telmate representatives and the Bardstown Police Department gathered in memory of local slain Police Officer Jason Ellis. As part of the company’s program called “Telmate Fallen Heroes,” Telmate donated an undisclosed amount to the Jason Ellis Memorial Fund.
“The entire city of Bardstown continues to mourn the loss of Officer Ellis,” said Police Chief Rick McCubbin. “His memory will never be forgotten.” Bardstown Police K9 Officer Jason Ellis was shot and killed in the line of duty, which happened in the early morning hours of May 25, 2013. He was ambushed when he stopped on his way home from work to clear debris from the road on the Bluegrass Parkway outside the city limits in Nelson County.
Cheryl Farley needed to get her mind off the pain after spinal surgery. So the caring, local nurse from Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, in Ontario, Oregon, started a project to help those in need. She put together one-gallon zip-lock bags with assorted hygiene supplies labeled: “Help change the life of a friend.”
The successful hygiene supply drive grew, and her living room is now home to more than 100 packets she hopes to distribute through local ambulance services and organizations like Harvest House. “The smallest thing can be huge to someone who doesn’t have anything,” said Farley.