The police department veteran, who died Sunday evening in a patrol car crash while responding to a call to assist a fellow law enforcement officer, left behind three small children and a wife. Friends of the family have set up the special account to help Danielle Maples, who is a stay-at-home mom and takes care of three small boys who are all under 5 years of age.
Those wishing to donate to the fund can visit the bank or mail to: United Community Bank, attn. Officer Justin Maples Family Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 3150, Cleveland,TN 37320. Money will be directed to the fund.
Friends are also planning other fundraisers to aid the family.
Cleveland 100 President Brenda Lawson said members of the board will discuss how to help the family. Cleveland 100 was established to offer immediate help to the families of officers who die in the line of duty.