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Gary FOP donates to family of crash victims

GARY — The Ben K. Perry Lodge 61 of the Fraternal Order of Police donated $1,000 this week to the families of the seven victims who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 65.

Two of the children killed when a tractor-trailer crashed into the victims’ Jeep that was stopped for construction are grandchildren of Gary police Cpl. Cory House.

“As members of the lodge, it’s times like these where were band together and help our fellow brothers and sisters carry the weight of these burdens. We all mourn the losses that these families are left to deal with, and will continue to support our members in their time of need,” FOP President Samuel Abegg said Friday.

“We hope this donation will help relieve some of the financial burden,” for House’s family, Abegg said.



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