THREE FORKS - A Three Forks woman whose sheriff's deputy husband was killed in the line of duty earlier this year continues to honor his memory.
Back in November, we told you about a 2018 calendar project created by Jodi Moore that features Montana law officers. Those calendars are now on sale.
On a windy and cold night, Jodi began selling her calendars at the Three Forks Christmas Stroll. “I love them. I think they're wonderful. Very excited," Jodi said.
Her goal is to help educate the public about who our law officers are and help local law enforcement agencies meet small financial needs.
“Through a grant process, we're working on that right now. The intent is to be able to help them with things that maybe they don't ordinarily get funding through other ways. Like vests or possibly even a K-9," Jodi said. "Expenses with that or just small expenses that we might be able to help with.”
Jodi says the whole process of creating and publishing the calendars has been very helpful to her and her family.
“The day where we took the pictures and had all of the offices there, it was just a really special day, just seeing them all talking to each other and networking and meeting each other, it was just really special day and special process," she told MTN News.
But even with all the love and support her family have received from across Montana, Jodi still has days when things are just hard.
“A friend of mine told me when she lost her husband, she said, 'Just fake it till you make it.' And that's kind of what I'm going with. Just trying to do the best I can. Every day I have some sort of emotional difficulty," Jodi said.
Her work with the Foundation is how she wants her husband to be remembered.
“And I just really want to carry on his life of service and his love for his community and for his family and his friends. That needs to be the period at the end of the sentence. Not what happened to him but it needs to be about love," Jodi concluded.
The project is part of the newly formed Mason Moore Foundation, founded by Jodi and her supporters. The price of each calendar is $14.38, in honor of Deputy Moore’s badge number: 438.
Click here to visit the Foundation website for more information.