On Tuesday evening, Seattle Tae Kwon Do will be presenting the Mountlake Terrace Police Department with t-shirts purchased in memory of the recent fallen officers in the region. Here’s the story form Seattle TKD:
In late November 2009 in response to slain Police officer Timothy Brenton and the 4 Lakewood Police Officers, Master Brandon Richards and the students of Seattle Tae Kwon Do combined efforts by collecting donations to help the families of the fallen Seattle Police Officer, Timothy Brenton, and the 4 Lakewood Police Officers, Sgt. Mark Renninger, Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold, Greg Richards (No relation to Master Richards).
Master Richards, whose father was a Whatcom County Deputy Sherriff could identify with the families and wanted to take action to help them in this time of crisis. Together we collected funds and purchased Commemorative T-Shirts honoring the Officers from KOMO AM 1000 Commentators Radio Show. 100% of the proceeds of these shirts went directly to the Officer’s Families. In addition to this Master Richards personally matched every dollar raised by his students, thus doubling the money collected.
These shirts were then purchased and will be donated to the Mountlake Terrace Police Community Advisory Board on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:30pm. A total of 40 Shirts, plus 40 hand written “Thank you” cards from the children of Seattle Tae Kwon Do will go to the officers in appreciation of their service.