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LUM Students Learn About Crime Prevention

Sergeant O’Shields Visits LUM After School Program

Last week, the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program were visited by Sergeant Ian O’Sheilds of the Lafayette Police Department. As part of LPD Crime Prevention & Community Outreach, Sgt. O’Sheilds worked with the students to understand and learn more about “personal safety and emotional intelligence around school based violence.” It was a interactive and fun program — and the students learned about many important issues facing students today. Thank you to Sgt. O’Sheilds and the Lafayette Police Department for sharing this program with the LUM students.

The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. The program serves up to 80 children from all elementary & middle schools in Tippecanoe County for three hours each school-day afternoon, enabling their parents to finish their workday. The children are transported from their schools to the LUM After School Program at Central Presbyterian Church — where they work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in crafts, music, and other fun recreational and educational activities. The program is staffed by a professionally trained educator, teacher’s aides, interns and volunteers.

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LUM Board Honors Individuals for Saving a Life

Police Officers, EMTs & LUM Shelter Staff Honored

At the monthly business meeting of the Board of Directors of Lafayette Urban Ministry last night, the Board presented Certificates of Appreciation to two Lafayette Police Department officers, two Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service EMTs, a LUM Security Staff member and the LUM Shelter Director.

They were recognized for their efforts on the evening of January 2, 2018, when they responded to an emergency and worked as a team to save a life. If it were not for these six professionals, this individual-in-distress most certainly would not have survived.

Certificates were presented by LUM Board president, Mark Thomas, and LUM executive director, Joe Micon, to the following individuals (Pictured above L to R):

  • David Heckert
    Emergency Shelter director
    Lafayette Urban Ministry
  • Tyler Finney
    Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service
  • Connie Kepner Davis
    Shelter Security Staff member
    Lafayette Urban Ministry
  • Officer Shea Saxton
    Lafayette Police Department
  • Valerie Shepard
    EMT Basic
    Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service
  • Officer Dustin Rusk
    Lafayette Police Department

Everyone in attendance including the LUM Board of Directors gave them a sincere and rousing thank you for this life saving act as well as for all that Lafayette Police officers, Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service EMTs & LUM Security Staff members do every day to keep our community and its citizens safe.

The Certificates of Appreciation read:

For your Dedicated Service to the Community,
Passion for the Safety of our Community Members &
Commitment to Working Collaboratively;
For Making a Difference & Going the Extra Mile
by saving a LUM Shelter guest from freezing to death on January 2, 2018.

To view more PHOTOS from the Ceremony at the LUM Board Meeting, click HERE.