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We are raising money for the family of Costa Mesa Police Officer Oscar Reyes, who suffered a medical emergency and passed away. Oscar leaves behind three young children, ages 15, 14 and 10 years old and their loss cannot be described with words. The Costa Mesa Police Association has established a scholarship fund for Oscar’s children and any donation would be greatly appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible through our foundation. Oscar Reyes began his career as a Costa Mesa Police Officer in August of 2005. He quickly went to the Traffic Bureau, where he served out the remainder of his career as a Motor Officer, Motor Training Officer, Field Training Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, and Special Events Officer. Oscar organized the police department plans for grand events such as the Orange County Fair and the Orange County Marathon, as well as organizing numerous Baker to Vegas teams. These events would not have been possible without his planning and expertise. Oscar proved himself to be an integral part of the Costa Mesa Police Department with his ability to train, organize, and motivate all those around him. During his career, Oscar served as an advisor to the Costa Mesa Police Explorers as well. Oscar would organize lessons in radio codes, traffic stop procedures, and scenario training. Oscar led the Explorers in numerous community events, including the MADD Community run and Mud Run. Explorers Eric Molina and Sally Ortiz later became Costa Mesa Police Officers and attribute much of their success to Oscar’s involvement in the Explorer Program. Oscar’s legacy will live on through these officers, and many others who worked with him over the past 13 years.

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On February 7, 2018 Richardson, TX Police Officer David Sherrard was shot and killed in the line of duty while faithfully serving the citizens of Richardson. Dave was a deeply devoted husband and father, as well as an exceptional friend and Police Officer. He leaves behind a wife, who he deeply loved, and two young daughters who absolutely adored him. Donations to the Sherrard family can be made through this link. 100% of all net funds donated will go directly to the Sherrard family.

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Gardena Police Officers' Association in partnership with the 999 Police & Sheriff Foundation has created this official donation page to raise money for motorcycle officer Toshio Hirai who lost his life in the line of duty November 15th 2018. He left behind his beloved wife, Kristen and his 2 year old son Takeo. All donations are tax deductible.

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Early this morning firefighters from multiple towns responded to the home of Allen firefighter & paramedic, Jeremy West. Jeremy’s house sustained severe fire and water damage. Thankfully, firefighter West’s family were able to evacuate their home safely, however his home is a total loss. At the time of the fire at his home Jeremy was on duty fighting a house fire here in Allen. Firefighter West has been with the Allen Fire Department for 4 years and has 4 children with his wife. 100% of all proceeds will be given to the West Family to rebuild.

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Round Rock POA is sad to announce that on February 25, 2018, Round Rock Police Officer Charles Whites was struck by a vehicle on the highway while directing traffic around the scene of an auto-pedestrian fatality. Officer Whites, an 18-year veteran of the Round Rock Police Department, remains hospitalized and in serious condition. We ask that you continue to keep Charles and his family in your prayers. Please donate today and help during their time of need. Officer White's family will be faced with a financial burden during Charles recovery from his injuries. 100% of all net funds donated will go directly to the Whites family. Thank you for your support!!

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Officer A.J. Castaneda was running radar outside of his police vehicle when he was struck and killed by a young driver who lost control of his vehicle. Castaneda is best described as a "loving father of two children, a friend, a trusted colleague and an outstanding officer whose passion was providing service to the public." A key example of his public service were his weekly visits to the neighborhood where he grew up to drop off pizzas to the children at the rec center. Prior to joining the department, Castaneda served six years with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department and in the U.S. Coast Guard from 2000-2008. He leaves behind his family with two children, one of whom has special needs.

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Alex unexpectedly passed away on the morning of July 16th, at the age of 43, while recovering from a recent surgery at home. Alex had dedicated his life to helping others through public service. He joined the Marines immediately after graduating from high school. Once his commitment to the Marines was complete, Alex started his law enforcement career as an Officer with San Bruno Police Department. He later joined the Daly City Police Department, where he had a successful career as a detective, in the crime suppression unit, and was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Alex was most known for giving back to the community of San Bruno, where he was raised and lived most of his life. He was active in his church and recently organized car shows to raise money for local charities. Alex leaves behind his wife, Nancy, and step-son, Adrian. His unexpected passing will leave his family with the loss of his income, while incurring the expenses related to his final wishes. Any help you are able to provide to Alex and his immediate family is greatly appreciated.

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