The Local chapter of Reguladores, a law enforcement motorcycle club, is collecting money to help the families of four slain Lakewood, Washington Police officers shot to death Nov. 29 as they sat in uniform, inside a coffee shop prior to the start of their shifts.
The officers, 39-year-old Sergeant Mark Renninger, 37-year-old Officer Ronald Owen, 40-year-old Officer Tina Griswold and 42-year-old Officer Greg Richards left behind four spouses and nine children.
As of Thursday, about $8,000 had been collected from multiple Reguladores chapters according to Reguladores Lonestar Chapter Vice-president Stewart Hightower of the Montgomery Police Department. Hightower is heading up the effort, along with National Reguladores President Ron Zirbes of the Corpus Christi Police Department. They are assisted by Reguladores National Vice-president Heather Cash, of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
Hightower said he hopes the money will go toward the children’s futures.
“This is what we’re about and why we’re here,” he said. “Police are the only thing left between sanity and chaos.”
Continental Airlines is providing free airfare for Hightower and Zirbes to travel to Washington on Monday and present the funds to the families.
Donations of any amount can be sent care of:Reguladores LEMC P.O. Box 2545 Conroe, Texas 77305