TOPEKA (KSNT) – As people come to terms with the death of Topeka Police Department Corporal Jason Harwood, some have found a way to remember him, and raise money for his family.
The idea of selling memorial T-Shirts came from a Shawnee County 911 dispatcher. Michelle Barnes was the woman who received the 911 call reporting that Harwood had been shot.
In 2012 she organized an effort to sell T-Shirts to raise money for the families of two officers killed in a shoot out in a Dillon’s parking lot. Now after thinking she would never have to do it again she’s taken on raising money for Harwood’s family..
“It’s not something that I would ever in my life, ever want to do again…ever. But if the need is there I would do it for anybody that is here, anybody.”
Ten dollars from each T-Shirt will go to the Harwood family.
You can order a Fallen Officer Memorial T-Shirt at the Topeka Police Credit Union inside of the Law Enforcement Center on weekdays.
Friday morning, Harwood will be escorted to the Kansas Expocentre. A public visitation and viewing will be there from 3 to 6 p.m. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday at the same location.