Outpouring of support for injured Fremont officer; donation account set up
FREMONT, Calif. (KTVU) - Fremont Police Department announced a donation account has been set up for an officer that was critically injured last week when he was shot by a suspect during a traffic stop followed by a pursuit.
On Tuesday, Fremont police thanked supporters who have offered their assistance for the two officers who were injured in the June 1 incident.
The critically injured officer is a relatively new hire with just over a year of experience with the department. He was injured after the traffic stop at Fremont Boulevard near Washington Boulevard. A gunfire exchange followed along with a pursuit and an hours-long manhunt that ended in a standoff with the suspect holed up inside a home. The deploying of teargas followed and then the suspect killed himself from a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to the county coroner.
Police said the second injured officer, a detective with about 10 years experience, declined assistance and has asked that any donations be directed to our critically injured officer.
Donations can be accepted at any Wells Fargo Bank as long as you reference account #3222976254. The Fremont Police Association will also accept donations on the injured officer's behalf. They can be dropped off during business hours or mailed to:
Fremont Police Association, P.O. Box 1727, Fremont, CA 94538. Donations by check are asked to be made out to - Account #3222976254.
The support for the officers is coming in many forms. KTVU spoke with 3-year-old Everett Perkins who was saddened to hear about the two injured officers, so he made a card that was hand delivered to the station.
10 area elementary schools got in on the supportive handmade cards, which were also delivered to the police station. According to police, officers are reading the cards and are very touched by them.
Some of the schools involved include; Azevada, Ardenwood, Vallejo Mills, Warm Springs, and Chadbourne.
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