New York, NY (PRWEB) December 15, 2011
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has announced that the New York City Police Foundation has established the Police Foundation Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund. Officer Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the police force, was murdered in the line of duty on Monday, December 12, in Brooklyn, NY. The fund will pay for the education of his four daughters.
“Our hearts go out to the family of Police Officer Peter Figoski of Brooklyn’s 75th precinct,” said Valerie Salembier, New York City Police Foundation Board Chair. “Every day, the brave men and women of the NYPD put themselves in harm’s way to protect the citizens of New York. Officer Figoski was an exemplary police officer in every way, and his dedication and commitment to this City will never be forgotten.”
“We, along with the City of New York, mourn the death of Officer Figoski and extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the members of the NYPD,” said Susan Birnbaum, New York City Police Foundation President and CEO. “In this tragedy, the New York City Police Foundation considers it a privilege to be able to provide this Fund to the family of Officer Figoski.”
Donations to the Police Foundation Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund can be made online at http://www.nycpolicefoundation.org. Check donations should be mailed to:
New York City Police Foundation
Attention Peter Figoski Fund
555 5th Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
The New York City Police Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1971 by business and civic leaders to support programs connected with the NYPD that cannot otherwise be readily funded. The Foundation sponsors programs such as the Crime Stoppers Hotline, the International Liaison Program and 1-800-GUN-STOP in addition to sponsoring specialized counterterrorism training, and stress and trauma counseling for police officers.