OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The widow of Overland Park Officer Mike Mosher, killed in the line of duty, said she's moved by all the ways the community has reached out to show their support.
On Tuesday, Corinne Mosher shared pictures of their family that depict a beautiful life with the couple’s 12-year-old daughter, Tyler.
The Overland Park Police Department said Tuesday it has received many calls from people wanting to know how to help. At the request of the family, community members can donate to the Overland Park Police Officers Foundation.
"He was a great friend to a lot of us. Obviously a great cop. And we just want to be able to help the family," said Officer Brad Heater, who worked with Mosher on the night shift for several years.
Heater said the family appreciates the support.
"They're getting by one day at a time, one step at a time," Heater said. "The support is great, it shows them that the public really cares about Mike."
Centerfire Shooting Sports in Olathe also set up a memorial fund to help his family. All of the donations will go directly to Corinne and Tyler.
To leave condolences or donate to that fund, click here.
"When we first heard, we were obviously very shocked and upset," said Jean Basore, owner of Centerfire. "We've known Mike and Corinne since we opened Centerfire in 2012. They've been a part of our family."
Jean and Bill Basore think of the Moshers as family. Mosher used to instruct firearms classes there.
Corinne is the director of education at Centerfire and teaches self-defense and shooting classes. Many times, she also is the face of the company.
"You always have immediate needs with funerals and family coming in, and just bills to pay. So we thought well, let's see if we can help them. We put an email together, sent it out to all our customers and they have just responded unbelievably," Basore said.
Basore said Mike worked behind the camera, recording videos of Corinne demonstrating tactical skills, shooting practice and workouts because, as he always said, "She's the pretty one."
Both Overland Park police and the Basores say their memorial funds are to make sure Corinne and Tyler are taken care of in this stressful and heartbreaking time.