Monthly Update From Vice President Bert Eyler
As of June 2021, National Center for Police Defense has given almost $80,000 for officer’s legal and personal expenses! These donations are directly from citizens like you who contribute to the National Center for Police Defense, Inc. Thank you for all of your continued support of our mission and work!
Officer Andrew Delke’s trial is set to begin on July 6th, 2021.
On July 26, 2018, Officer Andrew Delke chased down a suspect armed with a 9mm semi-automatic weapon. Following his training, Officer Delke told the armed suspect to drop his weapon. But the suspect refused to comply and didn’t drop the gun. Instead, the armed suspect kept looking back at Officer Delke, which made him fear that the suspect was about to turn and shoot him or the other officers or innocent civilians nearby. Officer Delke acted to defend himself, his fellow officers, and the community, and now he’s on trial for his life and freedom.
Please consider donating funds to Andrew and his wife, Kim as they face this upcoming trial. To lend your support, visit https://nationalcenterforpolicedefense.com/donate/
Officers Brandon Dingman and Josh Taylor will be tried together, and their court date has been set for August 2021.
On July 4th, 2019 when Wilson, OK Officer Josh Taylor got a call about a domestic disturbance. When Josh arrived at the scene, he found a large man, named Jared Lakey, walking down the street with no clothes on but his black socks. Incidents like this can be drug related and extremely dangerous, so Josh called for backup. When Josh’s partner Officer Brandon Dingman got there, they tried to handcuff Lakey, but he was just too strong and too big and continued to fight Josh and Brandon the whole time, and they knew the situation was getting out of control.
It took multiple tries to subdue him with a taser, after which the county deputy sheriff arrived. They called medics, an ambulance came, and Lakey went to the hospital. There was nothing more they could do.
Unfortunately, after two days in the hospital, Lakey passed away. During the autopsy, it was discovered that Lakey had an enlarged heart and some lung issues. As was routine, both the Chief of Police and the City Council investigated the incident with Lakey and they both determined Josh and Brandon did nothing wrong.
To help Officers Dingman and Taylor before and during this trial, visit https://nationalcenterforpolicedefense.com/donate/
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