Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tears and praise at memorial for slain Miami-Dade cop

MIAMI,Florida-With tears in her eyes, Jose Somohano's young daughter was lifted up so she could kiss her father's flag-draped coffin.At a memorial service this afternoon for the slain Miami-Dade police officer, his wife and children heard him described as a hero, a dedicated public servant and a friend.Hundreds of police officers from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties joined Somohano's friends and family in the Arena of Florida International University to pay their respects to the officer, who was killed in a spray of gunfire last Thursday after pulling over a white Honda that was being driven erratically in Cutler Bay in southwest Miami-Dade. Three other officers were wounded in the incident.Click title for link to story.
Trust fund set up for Somohano's children
A trust fund has been established for slain Miami-Dade police officer Jose Somohano's children. Donations can be made online or by check. Go to the Police Officer Assistance Trust Fund Web site at http://www.poat.org or mail checks payable to POAT to the fund, 1030 NW 111th Ave., Suite 232, Miami, Fla., 33172. Please write ``For Somohano Trust Fund'' on the check


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