First recipient of Jake Reed Memorial Scholarship

Ofc Jake Reed died in the line of duty, March 2022 while serving the city of Joplin
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The first recipient of the Ofc Jake Reed Memorial Scholarhsip, Adam Morris (center) is flanked by family members of the late Ofc Reed who was shot and killed while serving the citizens of Joplin, Mo. Main image courtesy MSSU.

JOPLIN, Mo. — MSSU recently announced the first recipient of the Ofc Jake Reed Memorial Scholarship.

Ofc Reed’s family and others started a scholarship in his honor for Missouri Southern Criminal Justice students.

Recipient Adam Morris was flanked by family of Ofc Jake Reed in a photo released by the school.

I have a couple of long term career goals, but no matter where I end up (city, county, state, or federal), my ultimate goal is to change the negative perception of police with my positive daily interaction… Although this scholarship was formed under devastating circumstances, I know it will serve as a great recollection of how courageous Jake was in his life. Jake is a huge inspiration, and I’m honored to continue his legacy.” — Adam Morris

Joplin Police Ofc Jake Reed suffered critical injuries in a shooting, March 8, 2022 in the line of duty. He died days later but his heroism continued, spreading the gift of life as a vital organ donor.

| 👉🏾 YOU CAN DONATE TO THE JAKE REED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP >> Secure donation through MSSU

Ofc Reed graduated with honors from MSSU with a BS in Criminal Justice Administration and AS in Law Enforcement. He joined the Joplin Police Department in 2017.

Gifts can be donated securely online and also made by check (payable to Missouri Southern Foundation) and mailed to:

Missouri Southern Foundation
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801
Include notation of Officer Jake Reed

| Touching Tribute for fallen officer >> Last Call for Ofc Jake Reed of Joplin Police Dept

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