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Blaze Pizza to host fundraiser for family of fallen LMPD officer

The restaurant's three Louisville locations will donate 20% of proceeds to Deidre 'Dee Dee' Mengedoht’s family on January 26.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Each of Blaze Pizza's three Louisville locations will host a "Stuff the Cruiser" event in honor of LMPD Detective Deidre Mengedoht in partnership with Louisville Metro Police Foundation on Saturday, January 26.

“We have been partnered with the Louisville Metro Police foundation before, and they’re a great organization,” said Houston Albritton, director of training for Blaze Pizza in Kentucky. 

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“We know that Detective Mengedoht was really passionate about helping children in need, and she used a lot of her spare time to help them, and so we thought this would be great way to honor her memory.”

During the fundraiser, 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to Mengedoht's family and toys will be collected for children under 12. Toys collected during the drive will be donated to under-served children in the Louisville area through LMPD outreach programs.

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“When we heard the news of Detective Mengedoht’s passing, we knew we had to do something to help,” said Beth Duncan, Operating Partner for Blaze Pizza in Kentucky. 

“Detective Mengedoht devoted her time to selflessly serving our community and this is just one way we can honor her memory and continue her work.”

Louisville Blaze Pizza restaurants are located in:

  • St. Matthews: 4600 Shelbyville Rd. 
  • Middletown: 13317 Shelbyville Rd. 
  • The Paddock Shops: 4118 Summit Plaza Dr.