When Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne got out of her cruiser to assist a young officer investigating a stolen vehicle, she left her bulletproof vest behind. This was as routine as it gets. It was hardly worth putting on for such a routine call.
Minutes later the 29-year-old wife and mother was shot dead — ambushed. Kristen left behind her husband Matt and their son, Isaac.
Hearne was the first officer ever killed in the line of duty in Polk County. Her roots run deep in Polk. She was raised there, graduating from Rockmart High School.
A trust has been set up for little Isaac. Here's the info...
Polk Country Police Department
c/o Chief Kenny Dodd
Re: Kristen Hearne Trust
73 Clines Ingram Jackson Road
Cedartown, GA 30125
Listener Jim lives in Atlanta and was driving around town listening to The Bull when he heard about the Hearne family. He's always been creative and had a love and passion for art, especially when it had a personal meaning. In fact, he and his wife own a small side business called Heart-Wood Art.
Jim makes his creations completely personal, and not something that is just mass produced. His goal is for each piece to touch the heart of it's owner. So Jim reached out and asked if he could make something for Matt Hearne. Something that Matt and Isaac could have forever in memory of Kristen. Watch the video above to see the gift he gave Matt Hearne.
If you would like to know more about Jim, check out his website HERE.