CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - Charlotte wives, inspired by recent events around the country, have taken it upon themselves to get results for local police officers.
Kambie-Enid Frazer is an auditor by day and an event planner by night. The mother of three and wife to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer launched a campaign to get almost 1900 police officers in Charlotte’s 13 precincts adopted.
“My husband has been with CMPD for about 10 years and I know how I feel when he leaves for work every day,” Frazer said in a Facebook post. “With the scrutiny they are now undergoing I decided to start this campaign for us to show our appreciation for their service.”
Frazer launched the campaign, Adopt-a-Cop Charlotte, last Thursday along with other wives from the Queen City.
“Can you imagine what it would be like if all officers across the country went on strike even for one day? It would be total chaos. We need them just as much as they need us.”
Frazer tells FOX46 Charlotte that they have received amazing support from the community and awesome results. Approximately 1,800 officers have been adopted, but the work is not yet finished.
“I'm calling on wives, husbands, spouses, siblings, relatives, friends and supporters of Charlotte police officers to join this campaign and give back to the ones who serve and protect us.”
According to Frazer, the plan is to deliver the gifts and letters of appreciation to all officers across Charlotte simultaneously next Friday, August 5.
"There were so many behind the scenes coordination and supervision and advice from the trendsetter Leah Grasty and Monica Lee spearheaded and coordinated and delegated all the wives who volunteered and worked so tirelessly to get so many adopters and make this campaign successful."
If you would like to get involved, visit the Adopt-a-Cop Charlotte Facebook page.