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Richmond Police Officer starts scholarship for youth planning to study medicine

Posted at 6:17 PM, Feb 09, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. -- Many aspiring doctors could soon have a bright future thanks to the vision of one Richmond Police Officer.

The department announced on their Facebook page First Precinct Officer Jason Jones has launched a foundation to start scholarships for youth planning on studying medicine.

The idea came after Officer Jones met a local family who were grieving the loss of their matriarch, who had a long career in the medical field. Officer Jones helped the family get through the tough times during and after the funeral.

RPD said Officer Jones was so taken by the lady's story that he decided to launch the FutureNMind foundation.

In the Facebook post, Richmond Police commended Officer Jones for connecting with the community and helping shape the future of young people.

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