DETROIT (WJBK) - A new donation will make a big difference for families of fallen and wounded Detroit police officers.
The money was given to the department's fund during a very special ceremony today.
"It hit me today thank you Lord, give me strength," said Colette Jarrett, the mother of fallen Detroit police officer Myron Jarrett who was killed in October of 2016.
She gathered with other families on a somber but special day at the Detroit Police Department on this Thanksgiving thanks for the support they've received in their time of sorrow.
"I just thank you for you all - I just can't even put into words how I feel," she said. "It's a good feeling, it's a sad feeling to be around you all."
The loved ones of the fallen had gathered to support fallen and critically injured officers and the Detroit Public Safety Foundation. On Wednesday it was awarded a nearly $15,000 donation from Salvatore Ferragamo, Somerset Collection and 411 Therapy.
"I just want all the families to know officers have not, ever been forgotten," said Hassan Fayad.
The donation will help support the families during a holiday Shop with a Cop program in December.
"I just want to say to your family, you're always in our prayers and our thoughts," said Willie Bell, Detroit Police Commissioner.
It is support not lost on veteran Detroit Police Officer Glenn Doss Sr. who lost his son Glenn Doss Jr. in January of 2018 when the officer was ambushed while responding to a domestic situation.
"As a father I remember going to the hospital and signing his birth certificate and how much joy I had," said Glenn Doss Sr. "But never in a million years did I ever imagine that I would be the one signing the death certificate.
"So I just want to thank you and let you all know that it's events like this that help us be able to get through each day so on behalf of the Doss family - thank you all very much."