Lansing cops raise $3,600 for colleague after house fire

Local thrift shop pitches in donations for Flickinger family


FRIDAY, July 31 — A recent show of support from the Lansing Police Department will help an LPD radio technician and his family get back on their feet following a devastating house fire.

A group of Lansing officers have raised more than $3,600 on a GoFundMe page after radio technician Carl Flickinger and his family “lost everything” in a July 11 fire that destroyed a house they were renting in Plainwell, officials announced in a statement sent out earlier this morning.

It’s just another example of LPD “helping one of their own,” according to the press release.

Local cops still hope to raise more than $1,000. The GoFundMe page was still online today.

Additionally, the American Red Cross has provided temporary housing for Flickinger’s family and LPD social worker Jane Bidwell has also provided “assistance and aid” to the family. His wife is a stroke victim and his children have learning disabilities, officials noted in the release.

Sarah’s Smiles, a thrift shop in Mason, has also agreed to donate a variety of clothing and household items to the Flickinger family as needed in the aftermath of the house fire.

“Carl and his family have expressed a heart filled thank you to all of his LPD family and everyone who has donated and assisted his family,” officials at LPD said earlier today.


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