KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the Independence community mourns the loss of police officer Blaize Madrid-Evans who was killed while on duty last week, Hy-Vee has joined the list of organizations looking to offer support.
20 Kansas City-area Hy-Vee stores will match all donations to the Independence Police Foundation from customers, up to $10,000, according to a release.
The fundraiser will last from now until Oct. 1.
"We are deeply saddened by the news of local fallen Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans," Marty Streit, a Hy-Vee district store director, said in the release. "We hope to join with the Kansas City Community by supporting the effort to build a safe, strong Independence for generations to come."
Hundreds of people showed up to vigils and a motorcade for the 22-year-old officer, who had only recently graduated from officer training.