Join us as we
Respond like Jake
support law enforcement families when they need us most
When law enforcement families face tragedies outside the reach of traditional support, we step up to help.
Jake loved his law enforcement family…
He was always ready to volunteer to help his brothers and sisters in need. In his honor, we introduce a not for profit organization with the mission to help law enforcement families when they experience tragic life events.
Tragedy Is Unconventional. Our Response Must Be As Well.
Jake’s story ended tragically. The outpouring of support from the community and law enforcement personnel provided much needed comfort for Jake’s family. Tragedy, though, strikes the extended law enforcement family in many different ways. Often, there are no official ways families can get immediate short term and/or sustained financial support for those families. Unconventional tragedies like a spouse’s devastating diagnosis, a sick child, a tragic accident, or a mental health crisis can be devastating. Some require creative responses when no other help is available. We count on our law enforcement members every day. They should be able to count on us in their times of need.
WHen tragedy strikes an officer’s loved ones, who will respond?
Jake found a way. Jake responded. We will also find a way. We will also respond. Will you join us?
Here’s how we’ll help law enforcement families
QUICK RESPONSE FUNDING
for time sensitive immediate critical needs
LONGER TERM SUPPORT
for medical, household, professional, and family needs
TIME & COMFORT
for families to handle crises with less day to day stress
Jake’s watch has ended, but
his legacy carries on
“I am Deputy Jacob Pickett’s surviving spouse, Jen Pickett. It is my goal to bring to life an organization that will help others in our law enforcement family… We hope you will join our mission this year in supporting the Farinellas and in future years supporting other law enforcement families by responding like Jake.”
– Jen Pickett, Founder – Jacob Pickett Response Organization
It is our honor to introduce you to our group, the Jacob Pickett Response Organization.
The Jacob Pickett Response Organization, or JPRO, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to assist law enforcement families by helping with financial tolls brought on by life’s traumatic events.
Deputy Jacob Pickett, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, was shot in the line of duty on March 2nd, 2018 while pursuing a suspect with his K9 Brik. After several days on life support, Jake died on March 5th after donating his organs to help others. Service to others was one of Jake’s greatest passions and he was constantly assisting others in need. He will be forever remembered for his acts of kindness of helping friends, family, and the community.
I am Deputy Jacob Pickett’s surviving spouse, Jen Pickett. It is my goal to bring to life an organization that will help others in our law enforcement family. On March 7th, 2020, we held the Deputy Jacob Pickett 2nd Annual Remembrance Day to raise funds for a family near and dear to our hearts, the Farinellas. Joe, a deputy for Tipton County Sheriff’s Department, and his wife, Amanda, have 2 beautiful daughters. In the fall of 2019, Amanda received a heartbreaking diagnosis, stage 4 Adenocarcinoma lung cancer that had spread rapidly through her body. As an organization and community, we “Responded Like Jake” by raising funds to assist with medical bills and other expenses related to their hardship. The community showed overwhelming support for the Farinellas and JPRO.
The Jacob Pickett Response Organization needs your support to carry out our mission to help other law enforcement families. JPRO will rely solely on sponsorships, fundraising, and donations. Funds and item donations will be used to carry out our mission.
We hope you will join us in supporting other law enforcement families by Responding like Jake.
“You will always be remembered for your kind heart, compassion, infectious laughter, loyalty, courage, bravery, and warrior’s spirit. As a husband and father, your dedication to family and faith was the cornerstone of your legacy. Go rest high on that mountain, brother…We’ll take the watch from here.”
We are stronger together
March 5, 2018 was the day Jake’s watch ended. From a senseless tragedy, we encourage corporate and individual citizens to join us as we create an organization for good. We can do this, but we need your help. Please join us.
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Sharing your memories
We invite you to share your memories of Jake with our community. The family would be honored to read your stories about his incredible life. Take a moment to share them here: