SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio - Police officers and military personnel both have roles that involve putting their lives on the line for others.
Shaker Heights police officers wanted to do their part Memorial Day weekend to help out those in the military who are overseas and unable to be home with their families.
The third annual 'Fill a Cruiser' collection and fundraiser started Friday and wrapped up Sunday outside Heinen's supermarket on Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights.
Officers accepted donations of non-perishable food and health & wellness items from shoppers exiting the store.
Money donations were also collected to help with the cost of packaging and postage of boxed donations.
"Everyone has been wonderful in donating so many items," said Shaker Heights patrolman Laura Clague. "Right now we probably have over 80 boxes full of goods to send over to the troops. We've already raised over $1,500."
Items collected over the three-day event were forwarded to the USO of Northern Ohio for shipment.
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