AVON, Ind. — The Avon Police Department is asking its fellow law enforcement officers and agencies to join them in honoring one of the victims killed in the FedEx mass shooting in Indianapolis.
One of the eight victims, 19-year-old Samaria Blackwell, had the dream of becoming a police officer.
"One of the many lives cut short from the Fed Ex shooting incident was that of Samaria Blackwell," the police department wrote on Facebook. "It was no secret to her family and friends that this beautiful young lady had dreams of becoming a police officer one day."
Avon police have been in contact with Samaria’s family and are coordinating the process of gathering shoulder patches from any law enforcement agency wishing to show its support.
Any officers or agencies wishing to provide a patch can mail them to Avon Police at 6550 East U.S. Hwy 36 Avon, IN 46123.
Agencies near central Indiana can also deliver their patch to the Avon office or direct message their team on social media.
After receiving the patches, the department said it will compile a list of all agencies involved and deliver them to the family at a time of their choosing.