Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer reports that companies saying they are soliciting donations for the family of slain officer Kent Mundell have already started to make phone calls into the county.
“It’s already happened,” he said. “(I have had) two or three directly to me.”
The companies soliciting donations over the phone are not supported by the Sheriff’s Department.
Troyer said if anyone wants to make a donation, there are avenues set up so that 100 percent of the donation goes to the family. The county has set up a donation account at Columbia Bank.
“Do not give any money over the phone,” Troyer said. “Those agencies should be ashamed of themselves.”
UPDATE: “I am angry and the public should be angry that out of state organizations are again soliciting contributions for our fallen officers,” Sheriff Paul Pastor said. “We do not do phone soliciting. When you get a phone call soliciting money for some law organization just say no.”