In the aftermath of Austin's serial bombings which left two people dead and three others wounded, residents of the Travis Country Neighborhood got together to talk about ways to show their appreciation for all of the hard work Austin Police Officers did to assure that the bomber was stopped and that their neighborhood was safe. Two of the wounded were residents of the Travis Country neighborhood.
After researching several options within the Austin Police Community the group elected to raise funds to benefit Austin Cops for Charities. This organization is a non-profit organization that assists Austin Police Officers and their families in emergency needs and supports the other charitable organizations who share in their vision of working together for a better community.
On Thursday, June 7, 2018 over 30 residents of the Travis Country Neighborhood met with Police Chief Brian Manley and over 150 Austin Police Officers during the Austin Police Association's monthly membership meeting. At this meeting they presented Austin Cops for Charities Board of Trustees a "Big Check" for the amount raised.
"The residents of Travis Country want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the men and women of the APD. In the events of March 18th, their compassion, leadership, and support were instrumental in helping our neighborhood cope with what occurred." - Jed Dunn, Travis Country Neighborhood
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