KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Michigan – While West Michigan continues the loss of Sgt. Ryan Proxmire, organizations and community members hope to show their support to the family by raising money for them during this difficult time.
The West Michigan community is gathering to find ways to save Sgt. Ryan Proxmire and his ultimate victim.
Two different T-shirts are already in the works, the proceeds will go to the family.
“It’s just so unfathomable that something like this would happen. I just feel so terrible for the Proxmire family and the law enforcement family, “said Laurie Smith, founder and president of the Forever Strong Memorial Foundation.
Kalamazoo County comes after the death of Sgt. Ryan Proxmire.
the Forever Strong Memorial Foundation started helping again in 2016 after two tragedies in Kalamazoo County.
“That’s why I made it: to give back and remember and remember not just those two tragedies, but everything that will happen to our community in the future that will affect literally everyone,” said Smith.
Laurie Smith’s husband and son were both killed in one of those tragedies when an Uber driver went on a rampage across town.
Just like others for her, she has created a t-shirt that is still in the works and the proceeds of which will go to the Proxmire family.
“You are deaf for the first year and a half, two years. You will need money to comfort yourself. If they don’t feel like cooking, make sure the kids have what they need. The list goes on and on, ”said Schmied.
The support doesn’t just stop local, like Sgt. The memory of Ryan Proxmire extends well beyond West Michigan.
In Grand Rapids, Flashpoint Firearms LLC said they wanted a way to show their support and they also created a t-shirt.
“The idea was just one way of figuring out how to identify the fallen. People who have the shirts made because it officially states the person’s name and when it was time to watch,” said Lisa., Owner of Flashpoint Firearms LLC Mayo .
Mayo said she felt it was important to support those who risk their lives every day to protect everyone else.
“We’re from West Michigan; I grew up here. We need to come together as a community to support everyone,” Mayo said.
The t-shirts, designed by the Forever Strong Memorial Foundation, cost about $ 12. You can Click here acquire.
To purchase the Flashpoint Firearms LLC t-shirt, you can visit their storefront at 5357 Alpine Avenue in Grand Rapids. They cost $ 25 each.
Parishioners can also honor him personally at a memorial service on Sunday. It will take place at 1 p.m. in the Miller Auditorium on the Western Michigan University campus