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Community donates $200K to Middlebrook family

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The City of Lafayette Police Department Fallen Heroes Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), has received more than $200,000 in contributions. All of the proceeds will benefit the family of Corporal Michael Middlebrook who was killed in the line of duty in October.

“CFA is grateful to the several generous donors and philanthropists who entrust us to realize their goodwill to benefit the Middlebrook family,” said Raymond Hébert, president and CEO of CFA. “In consultation with the family, a group of anonymous donors targeted the family’s outstanding debt.”

More than 400 individual and corporate contributions were made to the fund in support of Cpl. Middlebrook’s family. 

“After such a senseless tragedy, it’s amazing to see the love and support that the Middlebrook family has received from our great community,” said Ken J. Meyers, a family friend.  “Adrienne Middlebrook is overwhelmed with gratitude that CFA, along with its partners, would raise money on Michael’s behalf to retire all of the family’s debt. It’s been truly amazing!”

In July 2017, per the vision of the City of Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard, CFA established The City of Lafayette Police Department Fallen Heroes Fund.

The purpose of the fund is to provide some financial relief to any City of Lafayette Police Department officer or employee, or any family of any City of Lafayette Police Department officer or employee, killed or wounded in the line of duty. 

Cpl. Middlebrook, a nine-year veteran with the Lafayette Police Department, died on October 1 when a gunman opened fire at a convenience store in Lafayette. He leaves behind his wife, a daughter and two stepdaughters.

CFA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt foundation whose core purpose is to build legacies and improve communities by connecting generous people to the causes they care about. Learn more by visiting www.cfacdiana.org.

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