After Kissimmee officers Sgt. Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter were gunned down Friday night while responding to a call near Cypress and Palmway streets, the Osceola community has responded with caring hearts for all those affected by this senseless tragedy.

From creating Back the Blue Bows, to distributing signs and laying wreaths of honor and love, our community has come together to mourn, reflect and to show our respect for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect and serve.

There will no doubt be fundraising initiatives focused on helping the families of the slain officers, and that is a wonderful thing to see taking place. Positively Osceola reached out to the Kissimmee Police Department, and Public Information Officer Stacie Miller informed us that those wanting to donate to the families of Sgt. Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter can do so by visiting any SunTrust Bank location starting Monday. The account name is City of Kissimmee- Officer Baxter And Sergeant Sam Howard. This is the only fundraising effort that the Kissimmee Police Department is currently supporting.