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Deputy pickett 3rd annual remembrance day
June 26, 2021 | Boone county fairgrounds
June 26th, 2021
$10 Per Car
Teams of 2 will compete throughout the day. Winning team will win two sets of brand new thin blue line cornhole boards! Must be registered ahead of time.
Bounce houses, coloring pages, photo booth, and Write a Letter to a Deputy
Hot dogs for Heroes
Hot dogs, chips, and a drink for a donation—proceeds go to support the purchase of a highly trained PTSD service dog for Teddy Gauthier.
Jacob Pickett Response Organization challenge coins, stickers, keychains, Deputy Jake Pickett Memorial Bears, EOW stickers, and Christmas ornaments will be for sale as well as other merchandise.
Order your tshirt here before June 1st.
Red Cross Blood Drive in honor of Jake
Donate and make a difference in honor of Jake’s selflessness in giving to others.
Special Response Team demo
Special Response Team explains the training, equipment and dedication required to serve as an SRT member.
BCSO K9s Demonstation
Meet the K9 Units of Boone County. K9’s will be in attendance at the event and demos will be performed at 12pm and 2pm.
Place your bid on various items available for auction. Winners will be announced near the end of the event. Proceeds will go to support the purchase of a highly trained PTSD service dog for Teddy Gauthier.
Continuing the mission to #respondlikejake
On June 26, we will respond to the needs of the Gauthier family
Partnering with the Hero Family Outreach:
Paws 4 PTSD program to raise funds for PTSD service dog training.
“My name is Teddy Gauthier. I grew up in Florida and served in Intelligence for 7 years in the Army. I deployed to Iraq and didn’t realize what that did to me, but others noticed. I was Honorably Discharged October 2009 and started 3 weeks later with Carmel PD. No down time.
You don’t talk about PTSD when you are on the job. You just get the job done. You see things you cannot unsee and just like a junk drawer, when you don’t talk about those things and keep shoving it in the drawer, eventually it bursts open. That junk comes out in the form of anxiety attacks, blackouts, depression, anger, pushing people away, and lack of sleep to name just a few. I helped others with their mental health but didn’t get help for myself. With all of these symptoms and more affecting myself, my family, and my job, I agreed to get help and medically retired from the PD and in the process had to relinquish my K9 partner.
I still have nightmares and triggers but with help from my counselor, I can recognize them more often and occasionally just have to walk away or hide for a bit until I can regain control. I believe a PTSD Service Dog would benefit me and help keep me on the right track of managing my life and enjoying time with my wife and 4 boys.
I am thankful to Hero Family Outreach (HFO) and Jacob Pickett Response Organization (JPRO) for partnering together to raise funds to provide me with a PTSD Service Dog through HFO’s Paws 4PTSD program. I can’t wait to meet my new 4-legged partner when training is complete.“
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JOIN US ON JUNE 26TH
The Boone County Fairgrounds will host the day with a number of events and a very special chance to help a law enforcement family experiencing tragedy.
CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY AS AN ADVOCATE
Donate. Volunteer. Spread the word. Find a way to respond like Jake in your individual lives. Responding like Jake is a way of life. Embrace it!