The North Las Vegas couple that makes plaques for police officers killed in the line of duty will get a new machine thanks to the community’s generosity.
Noah Bennett and his wife Rosanna Garvey received our Acts of Kindness award in March.
The officer and his wife started making the special plaques after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The machine they used is a specialized one that is owned by a family member. Bennett and Garvey say that family member moved, preventing them from making the plaques.
They took the $800 they received from our Acts of Kindness award and started a fundraiser with the producers of the television show “COPS” for their Hearts and Crosses organization.
“COPS” agreed to match the amount raised.
The fundraising was a success; Garvey and Bennett will receive a check for the $28,000 needed to buy their own plaque making machine.
“From both me and Rosanna, we appreciate it one hundred percent,” Bennett said. “Without all of your help, we wouldn’t be able to do this. It’s a dream of ours to be able to do it for officers and their families. Without the Las Vegas community’s help, it wouldn’t be possible.”
Noah recently returned from Omaha, Nebraska where he brought a special plaque to the family of Officer Kerrie Orozco.
She was killed in the line of duty hours before she was supposed to start maternity leave.
Bennett couldn’t afford to pay for the trip himself, but donations from our community helped cover the airfare, hotel and rental car.