Ledgewood School raises $600 for Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund

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ROSCOE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: Nov. 29, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Ledgewood Elementary School collected more than $600 for the Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund on Thursday.

Cox grew up in the Roscoe community and was schooled through the Kinnikininick School District. In his honor, school administrators encouraged students and teachers to wear blue or other clothing recognizing law enforcement.

"There's a lot of people that know him as a friend as a brother as a son and as someone who's was just part of our community," said Ledgewood Principal Chad Etnyre. "From that perspective, we just wanted to make sure that his family and friends know that we haven't forgotten him."

The school honored the fallen officer on the 68th day of school, as Cos formerly wore badge number 68.

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Published: Nov. 28, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Ledgewood School will honor fallen police officer Jaimie Cox on Thursday, according to a Facebook announcement​.

The school plans to honor Cox by wearing blue and collecting voluntary cash donations for a memorial fund made in his honor.

Cox was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 5, 2017. He was the seventh Rockford police officer killed in the line of duty since 1917.

The school says the tribute will come on the 68th day of school on Thursday following a snow day earlier this week.