T-shirt proceeds to benefit fallen officer’s familyWritten by Sarah Ottney | Editor in Chief | firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from the sale of a T-shirt designed in honor of Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins will be donated to the family of late Toledo Police Officer Mike Greenwood via the Toledo Police Patrolman’s Association.
Greenwood, 52, died Feb. 1 from an apparent heart attack while shoveling snow off duty. He leaves a wife and two children.
Greenwood began his law enforcement career in 1984 with the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. He joined Toledo Police Department (TPD) in 1992 and was recently assigned to the property management unit.
He was formerly a field training officer, receiving the Professional Service Medal in 2008. He also received the Distinguished Service Medal in 1996 for saving an elderly woman’s life in a house fire.
The shirt was designed by Perrysburg-based apparel company Jupmode at the request of Toledo Free Press columnist Jeremy Baumhower of IHeartGlassCity, who wanted one for himself. After others expressed interest, Baumhower and Jupmode owner John Amato decided to make more and donate the proceeds to Greenwood.
“I think its’ the perfect way to honor D. Michael Collins by taking care of a family of the TPD,” Baumhower said.
Collins, who died Feb. 6, five days after going into cardiac arrest, was a retired police officer.
In lieu of flowers, Collins’ family suggested donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The shirts cost $20 with $10 going to Greenwood’s family.
To purchase the shirt, visit www.jupmode.com.