A Treasure Valley photographer is getting nationwide attention for a simple idea that came to her as she was trying to come to grips with recent police shootings across the United States.

Sarah Ledford, of ShutterHappy Photography, will take professional photos of active duty law enforcement officers and their families for free.

Ledford’s mother was a law enforcement officer and passed away when she was just 8 years old. She said she doesn’t have any pictures with her mother in uniform and it would mean a lot to her to have them. So, she decided to offer free photos for families to give them something she never had.

Boise Parks and Recreation is co-sponsoring the all-day event. Their team will help with parking control, along with putting together a shuttle service for families to and from photo locations. They also plan to put up tents for shade and are working out details for food and drinks.

Officers from all agencies in Idaho and eastern Oregon are welcome, including correctional officers and military police.

Event details:
-Monday, August 1, 2016
-Kathryn Albertson Park in Boise, Idaho
-8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
-No appointment necessary
-Walk-in, first come, first serve basis
-One family photo per household
-Officer must be present
-Officer must be in uniform (unless officer doesn't wear a uniform, then they must wear a visible badge)

Check out more about the event HERE.

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