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End of Watch April 29, 2024

Police Officer

Joshua Eyer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department



Samuel Poloche

North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections



William "Alden" Elliott

North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections


Deputy U.S. Marshal

Thomas M. Weeks Jr.

United States Marshals

On Monday, April 29, 2024, law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Task Force and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were attempting to serve a felony warrant on a suspect when he opened fire from inside a house.  The heroes above were mortally wounded and four additional officers were injured and are expected to survive.  This type of call is common in the day of a law enforcement officer and each of them knows they may not make it home.  Despite that, these brave men and women walk into danger time and time again willing to risk their lives for others.  

The death of these officers will forever be honored.  They all leave behind families and many more who loved them.  The officers injured on this day have a long road to recovery.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9 Foundation has established a fundraiser in their honor.  You can choose to donate to the four fallen officers or to both the fallen officers and the officers injured on this day.

All donations made to the fallen officers will be split equally between the four families to help with necessary expenses.  Donations made to both the fallen and injured will be divided based on need.  Our Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3).  

The FOP will pay all online transaction and processing fees up to $1,500 so that 100% of the proceeds to this point go to the families.  For individuals and businesses who prefer to pay by check can mail them to us at 1201 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28205.  Make check payable to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg FOP Foundation and include your donation preference in the memo line.

If you have any questions, please email us at

*Donations made on or before May 2, 2024, will go to the designated cause.  We added a second donation link to include the injured officers for additional donor options.

To donate in honor of the
four fallen officers donate below

To donate in honor of the four fallen and injured officers donate below

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