For the sixth year, the City of Locust and Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Foundation will partner to observe National Police Week beginning next Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18. This year the collaboration will host a Thin Blue Line Silent Auction and Awards Dinner to honor members of law enforcement and raise funds for various projects within the foundation.
Officer Jeff Shelton, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer and Locust citizen was killed in the line of duty April 1, 2007 after responding to a disturbance call. His partner, Sean Clark was also killed responding to the same call.
Shelton and Clark were the first Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers fatally shot in the line of duty in more than a decade. Continue reading