Our thoughts, prayers, and support go out to Officer Laboy and his family during this difficult time — Sean McGowan, Executive Director of the Virginia PBA
McDonough, Georiga (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Virginia Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy who was shot on February 27th after making a routine traffic stop in Alexandria. The bullet struck Officer Laboy in the head, critically injuring him. Officer Laboy was flown to Medstar Washington Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Peter Laboy is an Alexandria Police Officer with 17 years of experience and has been a PBA member since November of 2006. Officer Laboy has been on the Alexandria Motor unit for the past 6 years. The Police Benevolent Foundation has established a fund titled the “Officer Peter Laboy Recovery Fund” to assist the Laboy family during this difficult time. Donations can be made to this fund by clicking the link below. **Please be sure to specify that you would like your donation to go to the "Officer Peter Laboy Recovery Fund" in the designation box on the donation form.
You can also help Officer Laboy and his family by texting the phrase COPS LABOY to 85944. A $10 donation will be made to the "Officer Peter Laboy Recovery Fund" through your cell phone bill. The PBF is asking everyone to please pass this information along to friends and family. Officer Laboy will need all of us to rally behind him during these hard times.
“Our thoughts, prayers, and support go out to Officer Laboy and his family during this difficult time. This incident reminds us all of the dangers that law enforcement officers face and the community support that is needed for our brave men and women who protect us every day," said Sean McGowan, Executive Director of the Virginia PBA.
It is with a heavy heart that the PBF and VAPBA ask for the help of the community, both locally and nationally, to aid in its efforts to provide much needed support to this officer in his time of need. All donations made to the “Officer Peter Laboy Recovery Fund” are 100% tax deductible and all proceeds go directly to the Laboy family.
The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization established by the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (SSPBA) in 2005. Established in 1987, SSPBA has been serving its membership for 20 years. SSPBA is not a union. It is an independent association with no national or international affiliations. The Foundation has a Board of Directors elected by the membership of the SSPBA. Foundation expenses are currently absorbed by Southern States PBA, making the Foundation one of very few such entities that gives 100% of the funds received to its intended purpose.