Local non-profit organization, Tarrant County Blue, announces a call for donations and memberships to support injured police officer Charles Lodatto, a detective with the FBI North Texas Major Crimes task force. Memberships are $100 a year, lifetime memberships are $1,000 and donations are accepted in any denomination.

Detective Lodatto was shot and seriously injured Tuesday, July 23 while serving a warrant for the arrest of a suspected child molester and murderer. All monies raised through the organization will be used to send the Lodatto family, which includes Detective Lodatto, his wife and their two children on an all-expenses-paid trip anywhere in the country.

“We would like to give this trip to this well deserving family to show our support for Detective Lodatto’s dedication to making our hometowns safe to raise our families and to own our businesses,” said Greg Morse, co-founder of Tarrant County Blue and CEO of Worthington National Bank. “Due to the quick actions of the other officers on the scene, we are able to make this donation request without asking for funds for Tarrant County Blue to pay his next of kin, which is our mission.”

Donations may be made by check to Tarrant County Blue c/o Worthington National Bank, 500 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. All donations are a tax-deductible contribution.

For more information about Tarrant County Blue, to join, volunteer or make a donation, please visit the website at www.tarrantcountyblue.org or contact Sammie Slocum at sammieslocum@worthingtonbank.com.

About Tarrant County Blue

Tarrant County Blue is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established to provide a tangible expression of appreciation and to repay the unselfish personal commitment of police officers within Tarrant County. The organization also provides financial aid to the families of fallen officers. The civic group, formed in 2004 by then 14-year-old co-founder Logan Morse and her father, Greg Morse, strives to build memberships to raise money for the families of fallen officers of Tarrant County. The organization has donated more than $14,000 to families of Tarrant County fallen officers. The organization was also a key player in the raising of the funds for the Fort Worth Police and Fire Fighters Memorial.

With more than 40 Board Members including civic dignitaries, police officials, and city and state government representatives, Tarrant County Blue has more than 100 regular members and is growing steadily. Board members for the organization include State Representative Charlie Geren, Former Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief, Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, Tim Carter, John Boswell as well as other area leaders of business and industry.

For more information about Tarrant County Blue, to join, volunteer or make a donation, please visit www.tarrantcountyblue.org or contact Sammie Slocum at sammieslocum@worthingtonbank.com.