Blood Drive Scheduled This Thursday to Benefit Lafayette Police Officer Shot in the Line of Duty
A blood drive is taking place this Thursday, August 10th for a police officer with the Lafayette Police Department who was injured this past Saturday in the line of duty.
As you may recall, a total of five people were shot by a gunman during an incident at the corner of East Simcoe and South General Marshall streets in Lafayette early Saturday morning.
Two of those injured were LPD officers responding to the scene. One of the three other people, 19-month-old Kaci Giselle Cyprian, later died at a local hospital.
The two LPD officers were sent to the hospital with serious injuries. One was released shortly afterwards and is recovering at home while the other is still in a local hospital.
The Lafayette Police Department has not released any official information regarding the two injured officers, but local media outlets have identified one as Officer Hali Bradford.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help Bradford "who was severely injured in the line of duty protecting our community as a police officer." The page further explains that the fundraiser was set up to help "lessen the burden of medical bills and show your appreciation for her service."
The flyer for this blood drive does not specify which police officer it is to benefit, but many assume it's for Bradford. (Or it simply could be for both.)
At any rate, if you'd like to donate blood, Vitalant will be set up at the Lafayette Police Department at 900 E. University Ave. this Thursday, August 10 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
You can schedule your appointment ahead of time at this link from Vitalant.
The blood drive flyer states: "All blood supply collected will be for a police officer and will be converted into monetary credits that will be applied toward the hospital bill."