Fallen Officer’s Family Expresses Thanks to Tom Brady, Patriots Team for Helping Them

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and his teammates rallied last year to help the family of a slain Massachusetts police officer pull itself back together.

Tricia Tarentino’s husband, Ronald, was shot and killed in the line of duty last May 22 while on patrol in Auburn, leaving her with their three boys to raise alone, the Boston Herald reports.

Brady and his Patriots pals rallied to help a cause that raised $86,000 for the fallen officer’s family. Brady donated a signed home-game jersey that sold for $6,000 at a fundraiser, with Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski also pitching in gear.

“We have the deepest gratitude for his kindness and generosity. Just reaching out to our family in our time of need is unbelievable,” she said. “We’re so fortunate that he is part of the greater New England family and was kind enough to donate his time to do this. To be there for us, it means a lot to us.”

 

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Justice Department Issues Warning to Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department on sent letters to nine sanctuary jurisdictions asking for proof that they are cooperating with immigration enforcement, and indicating they are at risk of losing federal grants.

The letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York and Cook County, Ill.

All have laws or policies that restrict the ability of police and jails to hand over people who are in the country illegally to federal immigration officers.

The letters say a lack of cooperation might mean the jurisdictions are in violation of their agreements concerning Justice Department grants, the Los Angeles Times reports.

 

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Seattle Officer Wounded in Thursday Robbery Shooting Remains Hospitalized

A Seattle police officer remains in the hospital after Thursday’s downtown shooting .

Officer Hudson Kang, 30, is in Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. The hospital said his condition was “improving” Friday afternoon.

A female officer who was saved from serious wounds by her Kevlar vest was identified as Elizabeth Kennedy, 42, a source told the Seattle Times .

The two officers were among four injured Thursday while responding to an armed robbery . The other officers, both males, have not been identified. One of those officers suffered a minor bullet wound to the hand and the other was hit over the head with a bottle, police said.

Two suspects were arrested and a third — a 19-year-old man — was killed, police said.

 

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Video: SC Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Domestic Call Shooting

Video: SC Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Domestic Call Shooting

VIDEO: SC Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Domestic Call Shooting

Two South Carolina officers were shot and wounded Thursday evening responding to a domestic dispute in Hardeeville. They returned fire and the suspect was killed.

According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement received a call about a domestic dispute situation involving a man shooting at a female, possibly his wife or girlfriend. 

Jasper County deputies and Hardeeville Police officers responded to the scene. The man opened fired on law enforcement, hitting Jasper County deputy, Justin Smith, in the shoulder, arm and possibly hand, and Hardeeville officer, Kelvin Grant, in the arm near the chest.

Both have been flown to Memorial Health in Savannah. Deputy Smith is alert and speaking. Officer Grant is critical but stable. 

Both were wearing vests at the time of the shooting, WTOC TV reports.

 

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