THPD Fundraises for Officer Pitts Statue

Terre Haute, IN - The Terre Haute Police Department is raising money for a statue of fallen Officer Rob Pitts.

The department is selling bracelets for $2 a piece.

On each bracelet is a thin blue line with the words "Officer Rob Pitts, Badge #196".

WTWO met one man on Monday who was buying three bracelets.

He says he simply wants to show his support and it's not the first time he's seen how much community support means to the officers.

"Seven years ago I was in the middle of another officer down situation and in the middle of that, I saw the people from the neighborhood, all of them coming out of their houses with bottles of water," recalls Jim Avelis. "It was a hot summer day and they were coming out with bottles of water for all the different dozens of police officers with no place to go."

If you would like to help THPD's fundraiser, you can purchase a bracelet at the Terre Haute Police Department's records room.

You can stop by Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.

They are $2 a piece and please pay with cash only.

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