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Bank account is opened for family of injured officer

By Staff | Jun 5, 2009

It seems that as each day passes with injured Cape Coral motorcycle officer Damien Garcia fighting to recover from an accident, the support of officers and his community only becomes stronger and more organized.
The Fraternal Order of Police in Cape Coral has set up a “Special Needs Account” at TIB Bank for Garcia’s family in response to the community’s outspoken desire to help.
According to city spokesperson Connie Barron, “Officers with the Cape Coral Police Department have been receiving calls from various individuals and groups asking how they can donate funds to help assist the family of critically-injured Cape Coral Police Officer Damien Garcia.”
Garcia’s motorcycle collided with an SUV on Cultural Park Boulevard Tuesday afternoon, and he was trauma-alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. As he remained in critical condition Thursday, Garcia’s family from Miami stayed in Fort Myers to support him.
The Special Needs Account, Barron said, will offer monetary aid to Garcia’s family. Family members have not requested assistance, however the account has been opened for those who feel a need to help.
“The family of Officer Garcia and the officers with the Cape Coral Police Department appreciate all the kind words and support offered by the citizens of Cape Coral, and our brothers and sisters in the law enforcement community,” she said. “Let’s stay positive and keep Officer Garcia in our prayers.”
Those wishing to donate can do so by cash or check at any TIB Bank location to the Special Needs Account, C/O FOP Lodge 33.