Community remembers fallen Rockford officer Jaimie Cox

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Since the death of Jaimie Cox friends, family and even strangers dedicate their time to keeping the memory of officer Jaimie Cox alive.

"It didn't make any difference how long you knew him. You were a friend, an associate a close co-worker of his from the minute that you did meet him," said John Pozzi, Rockford Police Department.

In the fallen officer’s honor, the community put together the Jaimie Cox Foundation.

"They are raising money for a variety of groups, organizations, schools,” Pozzi said.

During the first week of November the Jaimie Cox Foundation is asking the community to support the troops deployed overseas by donating necessities.

"The troops they do a lot for us so I am happy to give back to them," said Deanne Miller, Supporter of Cox.

Miller dropped off a box of supplies at the police department.

"Shea creams, lotions, men’s wipes," Miller said.

That was her way to honor officer Cox.

"It hits close to home when things like that happen," Miller said.

Businesses and neighborhoods replace outside lights with blue ones to honor the fallen officer.

"It just means a lot driving through and seeing all the blue blubs showing that we support the community and the community supports the fallen officers," said Chris Bartelt, Home Depot.

"You just deal with it as a family and you move on. But never forgetting the sacrifices and the hard work of the individual who was taken to early and tragically," Pozzi said.

Anyone who still wants to display some blue light bulbs at their homes can head over to Home Depot where they have dozens of blubs.

The Jaimie Cox Foundation is asking the community to drop off items until the 8th to support troops who are deployed overseas.