The Association of SWAT Personnel - Wisconsin
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As many of you have already heard, Ofc Jacob Ramsey from the KCMO PD Tactical Response Team was indicted by a grand jury last week over a shooting that occurred last summer. Jacob is a member of Team 1 and supervised by KCMTOA Board Member Sgt Bryan Truman. The department has already cleared him on the shooting and he was back to work. Unfortunately, in today's climate toward police, any one of us could find ourselves in the same position. Now that Ofc Ramsey has been charged and arraigned, by policy he must be suspended without pay until the trial is disposed of. He has two children under the age of one and his wife is pregnant with their third child. As you can imagine this is going to be a stressful time emotionally and financially for Jacob and his family.
There have been a couple of things set up to collect donations to help him support his family and meet their financial obligations during this time. The first is the Jake Ramsey Fund at the KC Police Credit Union, 2800 E 14th St, KCMO 64127 and the second is a Go Fund Me account that has been set up for collections at http://www.gofundme.com/mvdzg4.
I have sent this out to our entire membership and our list of vendors as well. I hope that you all will see that this could be one of us and understand how devastating this will be to this young officer's life and hope that you will consider making a donation. Every little bit helps and I'm sure there will be other fundraisers from the KCPD family coming out soon.
This is a SWAT association and one of our SWAT brothers is in need of your help so please answer the call.
Kansas City Metro Tactical Officers Association