Officer Mike Northey joined the Arvada Police Department on February 20, 1978. He was tragically struck and killed by a vehicle after he stopped two motorcycle riders on August 11, 1979. The mission of the W. Michael Northey Foundation is to honor and preserve the memory of Officer Michael Northey by providing financial assistance to officers and their families in times of crisis and by investing in the youth of Arvada by providing scholarships to graduates of Arvada high schools.
The W. Michael Northey Foundation is a 501(C)(3) (IRS#31-1771579) not for profit organization. Funds are raised for the Foundation through:
- Donations and two annual fundraising events: the Drug Take Back and Shred-A-Thon.
- AmazonSmile. Through this program, 0.5% of purchase is donated to the Foundation.