I know this is a difficult time for our nation – but I really don't have anywhere else to turn but to kind-hearted strangers like you and ask for help to save my little family.
Please, let me explain.
Adam was on special assignment after midnight when he was called to transport a drunk and abusive man to the local Addiction Recovery Center.
The suspect – Demetrius Shankling – immediately started to abuse my husband and other law enforcement officers.
But Adam is a professional. His mind was set on getting Shankling to the detox center so he'd receive the help he needed.
So Adam tried to talk Shankling into stepping into the police van on his own.
But Shankling grew more and more crazed. He refused to get into the van – and that left my husband with no choice but to handcuff Shankling and lift him into the vehicle.
As the deputies shut the van door and pulled away for the 16-minute ride, their drunk passenger was combative.
But after they arrived at the detox center, Adam and his partner found Shankling unconscious and not breathing.
Right away their training kicked in – Adam called for an ambulance and then started CPR on the suspect.
That doesn't surprise me. Adam takes his oath to â€śprotect and serveâ€ť seriously... even when it comes to unruly criminals.
After Shankling left for the hospital in that ambulance there was nothing more my husband could do.
That's why – when Shankling died in his hospital bed 27 days later – I was shocked to hear that Adam had been charged with manslaughter.
It just doesn't make sense to me.
Shankling's blood alcohol level was 0.352. That's a fatal amount ... almost five times the legal limit. Not only that, but the hospital found meth in Shankling's bloodstream too.
Now, my husband is facing a sentence of six years in prison!
Can you please help me keep my husband out of prison for a crime he didn't commit by making a tax-deductible contribution of $15, $25, $35, $50 or more today?
If he's convicted, our three children will be left without their dad.
And as hard as that sounds for me and our three young children, I can't imagine how difficult life will be for a cop behind bars.
I was completely without hope for our future together... until we got a call from Jason Johnson, the President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF).
If you know anything about the LELDF, you know they help innocent officers – like Adam – get the best possible defense attorneys and expert witnesses.
Now I know there's a whole army of people caring for us, praying for us, and helping to provide for us.
That's because LELDF is a non-profit organization backed by generous people who support law enforcement families.
Would you please consider sending a one-time contribution of $15, $25, $35, $50 to LELDF to help them with my husband's defense?
LELDF has helped dozens of wives and mothers get through this. I just never thought I'd be one of them.
Now, apart from our faith in God, all I have is the hope that big-hearted strangers, like you, will read my letter and give generously to help my husband and our family.
When I think of living the next 6 years without Adam – and our children growing up without their father – I'm tempted to despair.
But I know that with God all things are possible. I believe He prompted that phone call from LELDF.
And I am hoping you'll prayerfully consider sending a little something to help keep my innocent husband out of jail.
Thank you for reading my letter. I hope I'll hear back from you soon.
P.S. Even though my husband is innocent, his manslaughter trial could start any day now. With two young children at home – and now a new baby boy too – hearing from you this week will be a real blessing for our family. If you're able, please send LELDF a tax-deductible gift of just $25 so they can provide the best legal defense for Adam and the other wrongly accused officers. Thank you... from the bottom of my heart.