On Friday night, August 18, 2017, two officers of the Kissimmee Police Department were shot and killed in the line of duty. In the aftermath of such tragedies, many people want to help, but do not know how. Often, people take advantage of people’s instincts to help and create bogus online “funds” seeking donations.
For those who would like to help, the City of Kissimmee has opened an account at SunTrust Bank for the families of the late Officer Matthew Baxter & Sergeant Sam Howard, who were fatally shot in the line of duty on Friday, August 18, 2017.
Donations can be made in person at any SunTrust Bank under the account name “City of Kissimmee – Officer Matthew Baxter & Sergeant Sam Howard”, or online donations can be made by visiting www.kissimmee.org/donate.
All donations received will be given directly to the families of the fallen officers. The city of Kissimmee wants the public to know that these two accounts are the only official accounts established by the City of Kissimmee.