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Newsday newsday.com 13 Jan, 2022 01:45 am

Concert at Mulcahy's will help fund trips for families of injured, fallen police officers

Concert at Mulcahy's will help fund trips for families of injured, fallen police officers
When NYPD Officer Paul Tuozzolo was shot and killed more than five years ago, his wife Lisa was shattered. Left as a single mother of two boys, ages 3 and 4, she couldn’t imagine going on a trip away

One of her first getaways was to Lake George, courtesy of the nonprofit Law Enforcement Officers Weekend, which aims to offer trips and assistance to families of injured or fallen officers." The LEO Weekend organization has helped 42 families from 14 different states and from 22 different law enforcement organizations over the years.This weekend, the group is joining with the Town of Hempstead to hold a fundraiser to help future law enforcement families get away after suffering tragedies or catastrophic injuries in the line of duty.Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin said 500 law enforcement officers died nationwide last year and the LEO Weekend was a way for the town and the community to give back.

"When you buy that ticket, it’s going to something important — the fabric of society, law enforcement and families that lost loved ones.Proceeds from food, drinks and a live auction will go toward a Lake George weekend trip in June, a Long Beach weekend trip in July and a Miami weekend trip in October.

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