Fundraisers Planned Across NWA to Support Agent Apple, Pea Ridge Police

The local nonprofit NWA Adopt-a-Cop was founded in 2020 after Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr was killed in the line of duty. Their mission is to support local law enforcement during their greatest hour of need, such as right now for Pea Ridge. Pea Ridge officer Kevin Apple was run over and killed as he and another officer attempted to speak with a driver at a gas station on Saturday, police said. Rogers Police had examined the vehicle for possible property crime. Two people have since been arrested. “We’re still trying to deal with it ourselves because when we started this organization it was after Agent Carr,” said co-founder Ashley Pruitt. “As an organization, we haven’t had to deal with this. We knew we wanted to support law enforcement, we just never imagined we had to do it that way. fundraising outside the fireworks tent in Tontitown, located at 181 Mantegani Road. The event will feature inflatables, Ozarks Ax House and food, with all proceeds going to the Pea Ridge Police Department. Pruitt hopes the funds will support officers who must take time off work to mourn, as well as establish a memorial for Officer Apple. A family of volunteers for NWA Adopt-a-Cop is also hosting a fundraiser for Constable Apple’s family and Pea Ridge Police on Tuesday, June 29. Brycen, 3, will be operating a “back the blue” lemonade stand at 830 Napa Ave., Centerton, starting at 11:30 am. For the community that wants to donate directly to Agent Apple’s family, Lt. Michael Lisenbee said, “If someone comes to an Arvest bank and wants to donate to Kevin Apple and his family, just ask. donate money to the Pea Ridge Police Fraternal Order donation account and that money will go directly to his family. Pinnacle Hills Church located at 2448 S. Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers, Arkansas. There will be a procession before the service. Details on the procession will be released this week, according to Pea Ridge. The Pea Ridge Police Department also shared the following post on their Facebook page. In the coming days, many of Pea Ridge’s best will be on sick leave and mourning. Pea Ridge officers may not return to work until the end of the week. If you would like to bring food or meals to our officers, please coordinate them through Clerk / Police Officer Cassey Henson. She can be contacted by direct message through Pea Ridge’s FOP account or at Cassey.Henson@cityofpearidge.com. In this way, meals can be coordinated and scheduled.

The local nonprofit NWA Adopt-a-Cop was founded in 2020 after Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr was killed in the line of duty. Their mission is to support local law enforcement during their greatest hour of need, such as right now for Pea Ridge.

Pea Ridge officer Kevin Apple was run over and killed as he and another officer attempted to speak with a driver at a gas station on Saturday, police said. Rogers Police had examined the vehicle for possible property crime. Two people have since been arrested.

“We’re still trying to deal with it ourselves because when we started this organization it was after Agent Carr,” said co-founder Ashley Pruitt. “As an organization, we haven’t had to deal with this. We knew we wanted to support law enforcement, we just never imagined we had to do it that way. “

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, NWA Adopt-a-Cop will be hosting a carnival-like fundraiser outside the Fireworks Tent in Tontitown, located at 181 Mantegani Road. The event will feature inflatables, Ozarks Ax House and food, with all proceeds going to the Pea Ridge Police Department. Pruitt hopes the funds will support officers who must take time off work to mourn, as well as establish a memorial for Officer Apple.

A family of volunteers for NWA Adopt-a-Cop is also hosting a fundraiser for Constable Apple’s family and Pea Ridge Police on Tuesday, June 29. Brycen, 3, will be operating a “back the blue” lemonade stand at 830 Napa Ave., Centerton, starting at 11:30 am.

For the community interested in making a direct donation to Officer Apple’s family, Lt. Michael Lisenbee said, “If someone comes to an Arvest bank and wants to donate to Kevin Apple and his family, just ask. to donate to the Fraternal Order of Pea Ridge. from the police donation account and that money will go directly to his family.

Funeral services will be held on Friday July 2, 2021 at noon. The service will be held at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills located at 2448 S. Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers, Arkansas. There will be a procession before the service. Details on the procession will be released this week, according to Pea Ridge.

The Pea Ridge Police Department also shared the following post on their Facebook page.

In the coming days, many of Pea Ridge’s best will be on sick leave and mourning. Pea Ridge officers may not return to work until the end of the week. If you would like to bring food or meals to our officers, please coordinate them through Clerk / Police Officer Cassey Henson. She can be contacted by direct message through Pea Ridge’s FOP account or at Cassey.Henson@cityofpearidge.com. In this way, meals can be coordinated and scheduled.