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6th Annual Jacob Pickett Remembrance Day

Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds
Boone County Fairgrounds
1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN 46052
March 2nd, 2024

12:00PM – 4:00PM

Help law enforcement families in need


The Jacob Pickett Response Organization

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?

Our Focus


for time sensitive immediate critical needs


for medical, household, professional, and family needs


for families to handle crises with less day to day stress

“JPRO is an organization that is and will always be very close to my heart! Their donation to myself and family a few years ago, really helped with the medical bills that were coming in after a very shocking stage IV lung cancer diagnosis. I am happy to say that as of August 27, 2021, I was told that I am in remission! Thank you again JPRO for everything you do for the law enforcement families in need. You truly are appreciated!”

– Amanda Farinella

Do you or someone you know need assistance?

to understand the heart of the organization, you first need to

Understand Jake & Jen

Jen and Jake Pickett shared a passion for making a difference. Jen, a Brownsburg Schools teacher, and Jake, a proud Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy served both professionally and personally. They found injustices and they took action. Whether providing foster care for children in need or organizing an animal rescue in their community, together they contributed to a more caring world. They were often found spending their free time making a difference in big and small ways. Responding is their way of life.

Jen will now set her sights on continuing their shared passion as she educates two young men on the power of good and their father’s legacy of caring for others.

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 support our mission by helping other families and 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 with financial needs brought on by life’s traumatic events and to facilitate community support.

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.


Jen Pickett

“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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Richard G Brown Memorial Lodge No. 110 Fraternal Order of Police

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