By Sally Dagna, President, Mill Creek Police Foundation, July 23, 2020.
The Bothell Police Department made the following post on their Facebook page on July 14, 2020:
“It is with a very heavy heart that we identify our fallen officer. Officer Jonathan Shoop was shot while attempting to stop a violator vehicle on July 13th at around 9:40 pm. Officer Shoop died from his wounds at the scene.
Jonathan Shoop started his law enforcement career at the Bothell Police Department on June 3rd, 2019, after serving in the United States Coast Guard. Jonathan was a dedicated officer who served the City of Bothell with professionalism and compassion. Jonathan was well liked amongst his peers and throughout the community. Officer Jonathan Shoop will be dearly missed.
Officer Shoop is survived by his fiancé, his mother, and his two brothers.”
The outcry from the community wanting to help the family was immediate. Brad Peistrup of Technical Systems Incorporated stepped forward the next day with a check for $1,000 to get things started.
Since the Bothell Police Department had not yet created a charitable foundation allowing them to accept donations for the Shoop family, they decided to partner with their neighboring police department in Mill Creek.
On July 22nd the Bothell Police Department posted the following:
“We have recently partnered with the Mill Creek Police Foundation in order to help the community provide support for the family of Officer Jonathan Shoop.
To make a financial donation online, please visit http://millcreekpolicefoundation.com.
Donations of checks or cash will also be accepted at the front counter of the Bothell Police Department or the utility payment drop box at Bothell City Hall. Donations should be placed in a sealed envelope and marked Officer Shoop. Checks should be made payable to "Officer Jonathan Shoop Memorial Fund.”
If you would rather mail your check, you can do that by sending it to the following address:
Mill Creek Police Foundation
P. O. Box 12006
Mill Creek, WA 98082.
All donations gathered through the Mill Creek Police Foundation will be turned over to the Bothell Police Department
Mill Creek Police Foundation President Sally Dagna receiving $1,000 check from Brad Peistrup of Technical Systems Incorporated. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Police Foundation.