Cleveland Police Foundation Honors Jay Lucarelli as June Community Partner of the Month

On June 21, Jay Lucarelli, owner of the Minutemen Company, sponsored a delectable BBQ lunch for Third District CPD Officers, demonstrating his enduring support for Cleveland Police. The event also featured interactions with Cleveland Guardian players. Lucarelli was named the Community Partner of the Month for June 2023.

On June 21, 2023 the Third District CPD Officers and dispatchers were treated to an outstanding lunch provided by Smoke N Rock & Roll Barbecue and sponsored by Mr. Jay Lucarelli, owner of the Minutemen Company. Mr. Lucarelli, who has always been a supporter of the Cleveland Division of Police, wanted to do something special for our officers to show appreciation for their service. Each officer enjoyed a meal of a pork sandwich, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and various desserts.

Also in attendance were Cleveland Guardian players Will Brennan, Trevor Stephan and Cam Gallagher, who all spent their time interacting with our officers. Captain Tim Maffo-Judd, who helped set the event, up stated, ” I want to thank Mr. Lucarelli for providing the funds to feed our officers and dispatchers and for making this a very special day for them.”

It is because of his support for our officers and dispatchers that the Cleveland Police Foundation is proud to name Mr. Jay Lucarelli of the Minutemen Company our Community Partner of the Month for June 2023.

– Bob Guttu, Cleveland Police Foundation

(Nominated by Captain Tim Maffo-Judd 3rd District)

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The Cleveland Police Foundation is the official charity for the Cleveland Division of Police and the only organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions on its behalf.

We provide funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties. Contributions to the CPF are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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