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Saturday car wash to benefit Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust

A car wash with proceeds benefiting the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund is set for Saturday, July 30. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event will be held at the Sherwood Police Department, 20495 S.W. Borchers Drive.

A donation of $5 is being asked.

The car wash is part of McCabe Real Estate Group's 'Make Money Grow' Challenge. In April, the McCabes awarded 26 random recipients with a small stipend, challenging them to make a difference to a charitable group in their community.

Heidi Jentzsch, the wife of a Sherwood Police Officer, is the car wash organizer.

'I've attended many law enforcement memorials and just want to do what I can to help the families left behind,' said Jentzsch.

The Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund is a non-profit organization established by legislative action to build and maintain the law enforcement memorial located at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. The fund also sponsors the annual survivor's luncheon and the public memorial event held at the academy on the first Thursday in May.

Today the Memorial Wall honors 172 Oregon law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. This year three names were added to the Memorial Wall: Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter who was shot and killed on January 5, 2011, Lake Oswego Police Chief Dan Duncan who died on May 20, 2010, from injuries sustained while assisting other officers making an arrest, and Independence Police Officer Roger Lloyd who died on August 30, 2010 from injuries sustained while on duty which left him permanently disabled in 2006. Next May Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen's name will be added to the wall. He was shot and killed in the line of duty on April 2.

'We are grateful to Heidi for her commitment to the families and departments of our fallen heroes,' said Mary Nunnenkamp, chair of the Memorial Trust Fund. 'Without donations, the annual memorial events would not happen.'