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Cleveland Police Foundation seeking donations for families of Det. Skernivitz, Ptlm. Sabo

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Posted at 7:30 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 09:44:13-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Police Foundation launched a special campaign to raise funds that will go to support the families of Detective James Skernivitz, who was shot and killed in the line of duty, and Patrolman Nicolas Sabo, who died by suicide.

The foundation has designated funds from the Heroes Fund to the families of Skernivitz and Sabo and is welcoming public support. A special fundraising campaign has been launched seeking donations to the Heroes Fund from members of the community that will directly support the family of both officers.

“Here is a chance for everyone in Cleveland and the County to help police officers’ families in need,” said Foundation Chair Grant Dinner. “When police officers lose their lives—no matter what the cause—the Cleveland Police Foundation is there for the families. Today, we are announcing a special fundraising effort for the Skernivitz and Sabo families.”

As of Saturday morning, $7,000 has come in through donations.

Sabo and Skernivitz died on the same night.

To donate to the Heroes Fund, click here.

The foundation is also accepting checks that can be mailed to:

Cleveland Police Foundation, Heroes Fund for Skernivitz and Sabo Families
2301 Payne Avenue, Suite 201
Cleveland OH 44114

The Cleveland Police Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible, the foundation said.

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