A family event this weekend at Indiana Baptist Church will raise money for two injured LPD officers: Jacob Flores and Corey Owens.
On May 30, Officer Owens lost the lower portion of his leg when he was hit by a person suspected of driving while intoxicated. In February 2014, Officer Flores severely damaged his knee while chasing a suspect during the investigation of a kidnapping. Officer Flores has also developed post-surgery medical complications and will be taking a medical retirement.
The event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Indiana Baptist, 9507 Indiana Ave., will feature a wide variety of food options, Minnie and Friends horses, face painting, a dunking booth, classic cars, and a display of law enforcement vehicles and helicopters.
There's also a weekend-long blood drive tied to this called "Battle of the Badges" with LPD and Lubbock Fire Rescue competing to see who can get the most donations. The drive will be part of Saturday's even at the church, and there will be locations at the South Plains Mall Friday and Sunday to donate. Each person who gives a pint of blood will be entered in a drawing to win a new car.
Lt. Ray Mendoza with LPD has more details in an interview in the attached video.