Silver Shield Foundation
The Yankees — thanks to late owner George Steinbrenner — are stepping up to the plate for the family of Rafael Ramos, one of two NYPD officers murdered during an ambush in Brooklyn.
The foundation says $20,000 each will be given to the 18-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter of Officer Joseph Olivieri, a Nassau County police officer who was struck and killed by a vehicle on the Long Island Expressway.
Funeral home director Charles Spencer says the loyalty shown by Figoski’s fellow officers is nothing short of admirable.
A sea of blue is descending on the Long Island community of Babylon this weekend as hundreds of police officers pay tribute to their fallen colleague, Peter Figoski, who was shot and killed last Monday while responding to a robbery in Brooklyn.
Did you see Rob Morrison’s report on George Steinbrenner’s charities during CBS 2 HD News at 11? For more information: Silver Shield Foundation