Sadly, we once again ask you help us help a family who is dealing with their loved one being hurt while protecting us.
Officer Cem Duzel was “gravely wounded” in a shootout early Thursday in Colorado Springs by a man who reportedly had had a run-in with an Uber driver and was out on bond on a weapons charge.
The Colorado Springs Police Protective Association said it is collecting donations for the officer and his family through its fallen officer relief fund, which is a 501(c)3. The CSPPA already has purchased airline tickets, a rental car and meals for Duzel’s family, Executive Director Sherryl Dillon said.
Donations can be made over the phone by calling 719-634-0058, or by sending a check to CSPPA at 516 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.