Family Christmas saved thanks to IMPD officers

(Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – On October 8, Jacquelyn Beasley learned her only son, Dominic Amey Jr., had been shot and killed.

“He was very outgoing. He didn’t meet a stranger, he loved everybody he just reached out to everybody,” said Beasley.

During Beasley’s grief she pressed on, she adopted Amey’s 6-year-old daughter. In that process of care giving, Beasley lost her job. She then doubted she would be able to provide gifts for Jimya’s first Christmas without her father.

“Everybody kept telling me, ‘Hey, contact the officers, call the police, I bet they will help you,’” said Beasley.

Some officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) heard about the news and found a way to raise money to purchase gifts for the family.

24-Hour News 8 interviewed one of the officers who was reluctant to take any credit for helping the family.

“The media reaction is not what we were really looking for,” said Officer Craig Solomon. “There are officers on the department that do this day in and day out in our city and across the country.”

Beasley is grateful for the officers’ help. However, she has one remaining wish.

Currently, her son’s murder investigation remains unsolved. Beasley is asking anyone with information in the investigation to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS, or 262-8477. Your tip will remain anonymous. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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