The department's blood drive in December honored Officer Harold J. Carey, who died in a traffic accident, and Flight Officer Barry W. Wood, a pilot who was killed in the crash of a police helicopter.
The blood drive exceeded its goal by 13 pints, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman. Today's ceremony will be held at police headquarters, 601 E. Fayette St.
Debbie Traver, manager of Red Cross donor recruitment, said, "This was a significant accomplishment because the end of the year is typically a very crucial period for the Red Cross as they make efforts to replenish the blood supply."
Pub Date: 2/03/99