As the facts unfold about the unconscionable actions of one member of the Lakewood Police Guild, the trustees of the Lakewood Fallen Officers’ Trust Fund want there to be clarity in understanding the handling of the funds so lovingly donated.
The outreach from the public was so swift and generous that the funds were deposited into the Lakewood Police Guild’s charitable account. Immediately work began to establish the trust. That required trustees to be chosen; lawyers writing the documents, accountants and financial advisers being interviewed and selected; and the funds transferred to the established trust.
All the monies that were …