UPDATE: We've now received word that Det. Myles Cosgrove's employment is being terminated, presumably due to political pressures being applied to the LMPD Chief of Police and the Mayor of Louisville. In the termination letter, Myles' actions were labeled as inconsistent with the Department's "training, values, and policy." Evidently, the Department's "training, values, and policy," in this case, don't account for the psychological trigger of being fired upon from within a dark apartment, the chaos of witnessing a fellow officer go down, and the reaction that specific situation could illicit, all of which occurred within a split matter of seconds. With the decision to terminate his employment comes consequences that now steep Myles' entire family in various hardships: the benefits of emotional therapy for the family's mental health that were being provided by the force are now gone, the loss of the family's health insurance amidst a global pandemic, the receiving of even more death threats to the family, the potential loss of Myles' retirement benefits, and now the trouble of finding employment due to the media's campaign against the Cosgrove name. Needless to say, this crowdfunding campaign must expand from its original intent and we are now updating this page with financial concern as to where this all may lead not just Myles, but his family who have all been placed in harm's way, directly and indirectly. Thank you to all those who have donated already. Please share this page for more exposure. God bless you all.
The family of Detective Cosgrove is eternally grateful to all who have given to this campaign. We have reached 75% of our original $75,000 goal; more than we were expecting, and yet, in all reality, still not enough. Between the cost of retirement, forced relocation for the safety of the family, and the mental and emotional hardship endured by all involved, the extended family again thanks everyone for their generosity and requests that this campaign be shared widely by those who wish to support and stand with Myles, his family, and law enforcement. Thank you for all the prayers and support. Those are the things that are truly priceless and have lifted Myles and his family throughout this traumatic time.