Jesse Hartnett's recovery fund

$35,618 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 729 people in 41 months
KL
Kirstan Lukasak
on behalf of Jesse Hartnett
 BERLIN, NH
On January 7 our friend, Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was senselessly ambushed while on patrol. Jesse was shot three times and seriously wounded, but was able to find the strength to call for backup and pursue the suspect.

We are grateful that he survived the attack, but he has been left seriously wounded. His road to recovery will be long, but he has the heart of a fighter.

Jesse will need all the help that he can get. Please help support Jesse on his road to recovery by making a donation. Donations will be used to help cover any additional expenses during his recovery.

*This fundraiser was set up by Jesse's fellow Coast Guard Shipmate Mike Lukasak and his family who was inspired by Jesse's selfless act of bravery. Jesse "We got your 6."

Arrangements have been made to distribute funds as needed to Jesse by his family.
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Thank you everyone for your continued support and prayers. As you know Jesse has had some ups and downs, but most recently he celebrated his marriage to his lovely wife. Congratulations Jesse, you two look wonderful together, and we all wish you nothing but the best.

We also wanted to update on some of the progress that he had made over the past few months. Since his injury back in January of this year, Jesse has undergone nearly ten major surgeries to try to repair the damage that had been done when he was ambushed and shot several times.

Jesse recently had surgery on his left arm for a tendon transfer. Jesse still completes physical therapy regularly, but continues to remain optimistic that he will regain significant usage of his arm and hand.

As you also might have heard the trial for the man who “allegedly” shot Jesse will be held on Oct. 21, 2016. We all hope that Jesse and his family gets the justice that they deserve. Please continue to send your prayers and well wishes.

I’ve attached the link to the article written about the upcoming trial.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/08/25/trial-set-for-suspect-who-allegedly-shot-phila-officer-jesse-hartnett/#.V7-pxpe8zDc.facebook
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Thank you all for your continued support over the past couple of months. For those of you who have not heard last Thursday, Jesse had to testify about the ambush attack back on Jan. 7. I’ve attached a link at the bottom of this post if anyone is interested in reading it.

It is unbelievable to think about everything that he has gone through, from seven surgeries to the long wait to get his elbow repaired. Even though he has been through extensive rehab he’s had to learn how to do everyday tasks with just one arm. But finally after more than two months of waiting Jesse underwent a major surgery today to place his elbow. It was the first surgery of its kind performed in the United States.

Jesse will have a long road ahead of him and still really needs our support. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he moves forward with rehab to restore function to his arm. Also please continue to share his gofundme page and www.hartnettherofund.org. Jesse we got your 6!

http://www.phillyvoice.com/wounded-officer-testifies-jan-shooting-my-bloods-pooling-my-lap/
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I want to take a moment and thank everyone for their renewed efforts. Since my last update two days ago, Jesse’s Recovery Fund has received several donations. I am grateful to know that there are so many people out there ready and willing to help spread the word about Jesse’s campaign.

Please continue to share his gofundme page, and remember that every little bit does help. Also don't forget to check out the Hartnett Hero Fund, supported and organized by Brothers Before Others. They have great merchandise available for purchase with all proceeds going directly to Jesse. To view the items visit www.hartnettherofund.org.

Jesse’s we got your six!
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I want to thank everyone for their support. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of those who take the time to donate and promote Jesse’s Recovery Fund page. We are extremely grateful for the prayers and words of encouragement that have been received.

Although we have been able to raise a considerable amount of money, I am urging you to help renew our efforts in honor of Officer Hartnett and the sacrifices that he has made to protect this country.

Before tonight it had been almost a week since the last donation came in. I understand that as time passes people forget, but please don’t let that happen to Jesse or the other men and woman who continue to put their lives on the line for our safety.

I also understand that for some donations are not possible, but if you are able to reach out and personally contact individuals or businesses to make donations that would be extremely helpful. I know that many people have had success by asking each person within a group to contribute a small amount to an overall donation goal.

As a reminder, there is also another way to donate directly to Jesse through the Hartnett Hero Fund. Items like sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, patches and coins are available for purchase. Purchases can be made through www.hartnettherofund.org and shipped directly to you.

Thank you again, I know that with your help and commitment we can help our friend and hero P/O Jesse Hartnett. Jesse we’ve got your 6.
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Michelle Kieper-Little
41 months ago

I am the wife of a former officer who was severely injured in the line of duty, was unable to return to work and almost 10 yrs later still undergoing medical treatment. For those asking about PD insurance etc. I can tell you it helps but does not cover all the losses especially income. Income is reduced by up to as much as 60% which is a huge strain on a family. Factor in overtime, etc. Having kids you find you cannot provide as you did while working. Kids don't understand why daddy or mommy isn't the same after surviving a horrific incident. There is the psychological stress known as PTSD, pain that is carried with you the rest of your life and the emotional stress placed on the entire family. No amount of money will fix the emotional scars. Before you judge and make comments please educate yourself as injured in the line of duty does not mean you are financially covered. It is a huge financial, emotional & painful hardship as our family continues to struggle. My prayers go out to Officer Hartnell, his family and our men & women in blue.

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Alex Walsh
41 months ago
9
9

I am a Canadian, in any event, I was horrified to see what I saw and heard happen to you Officer Jesse Hartnett, I pray you will be back on your feet with no serious life threatening injuries. I hope you are back on your feet soon, It is not really my place to say but, Thank you for your service to the American People, you are a hero sir, Best of luck and a speedy recovery, all the best, from Canada, Officer Hartnett.

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Kimberly Ann Miller-Stanley
41 months ago
7
7

Gene, the police department does have insurance, it's called workers compensation and this officer will be compensated but it doesn't cover everything!

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Rick Scheck
41 months ago
6
6

Worker's Comp does not BEGIN to cover the costs of an incident at a "regular" job less getting shot by an Iz-Laym-Ik (sic) TearOar Ist. This public servant deserves all the help he can get. Jesse, I Love you man!

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Charlie Frohman
41 months ago
5
5

After getting many of my former Penn classmates to contribute I just asked our local police department in Jacksonville Florida to send a patch showing our support for Jesse. Hope all my friends will ask their local police to send a patch!!!

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Jerry Trainor
41 months ago
4
4

this should make his recovery a little faster take off a little stress thanks again you beat me to the punch but you did a great job and everybody else

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Chris Ives
41 months ago
4
4

Speedy recovery to you sir. Great job bringing the fight to the wolf. Your brother in arms and former shipmate. - Semper Paratus #36-21

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Stacey Vandiver Birney
41 months ago
4
4

Prayers from heaven, my dad, your fellow brother in blue, #6331

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Gene Madison
41 months ago
2
2

The police department should provide insurance to cover them for all expenses related to the harm done while on duty. If it doesn't... then there is something wrong with this police department....

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Paul Boggs
34 months ago
1
1

People need to wake-up an understand that Officer Hartnett's attempted murder by a Baal worshiping Muslim, was in fact an elite orchestrated blood sacrifice. Please read and share the following article if you support our nations community of honorable police officers. http://www.silvanuspublishing.com/satanism/hartnett/

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Ronald Wert
41 months ago
1
1

God bless you Jesse and speedy and full recovery. As a retired NYPD officer I stand in awe of your bravery valor and dedication. You are an example of what it means to be the "Finest"

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Jean Leo Malatesta
41 months ago
1
1

Thank you Jesse Hartnett for your bravery! The Police and Fire Employees in Philadelphia are covered under what is called "Heart and Lung" benefits. As Barbara Statton said, he will continue to have his medical bills paid and receive 100% of his salary. I wish a speedy recovery Officer Hartnett!

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Robert Eckert
41 months ago

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation pays all medical expenses associated with an on the job injury. Income replacement is at 66% of worker's previous quarter wages, including overtime. I am also sure the Philadelpia Police Union has funds to help with unforeseen situations.

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Barbara Statton
41 months ago

Since this is a "in the line of duty injury" he will continue to receive pay until he recovers.. He will receive 100% of his pay, plus his insurance will cover his hospitalization.

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$25
Michelle Leigh
9 months ago

Still thinking of you! Congrats on the marriage! Better you than me

$50
Anonymous
13 months ago
DB
$10
Daniel Barber
20 months ago

I hope you're well on the road to recovery.

RW
$25
Robert Watkins
34 months ago
1
1

Hope your recovery is going well. Brothers in blue need to stick together and stay strong in these trying times for LE. Wish you the best!

BB
$15
Bruce Bolinger
34 months ago
1
1

We're still thinking of you and hope for a complete recovery. Stay the course! Bruce & Val

BD
$75
Barbara Denbigh
36 months ago
1
1
KK
$20
Krasimir Krumov
37 months ago
1
1
JC
$200
Jacquelyn Cumo
38 months ago
1
1

Officer Hartnett, We were terribly upset by the situation that you encountered last summer. We think you are an outstanding officer and wish you the best in your Recovery.

CB
$100
Carol Benigno
38 months ago
1
1

You are in my prayers for a complete recovery!

$25
Anonymous
39 months ago
1
1
Michelle Kieper-Little
41 months ago

I am the wife of a former officer who was severely injured in the line of duty, was unable to return to work and almost 10 yrs later still undergoing medical treatment. For those asking about PD insurance etc. I can tell you it helps but does not cover all the losses especially income. Income is reduced by up to as much as 60% which is a huge strain on a family. Factor in overtime, etc. Having kids you find you cannot provide as you did while working. Kids don't understand why daddy or mommy isn't the same after surviving a horrific incident. There is the psychological stress known as PTSD, pain that is carried with you the rest of your life and the emotional stress placed on the entire family. No amount of money will fix the emotional scars. Before you judge and make comments please educate yourself as injured in the line of duty does not mean you are financially covered. It is a huge financial, emotional & painful hardship as our family continues to struggle. My prayers go out to Officer Hartnell, his family and our men & women in blue.

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Alex Walsh
41 months ago
9
9

I am a Canadian, in any event, I was horrified to see what I saw and heard happen to you Officer Jesse Hartnett, I pray you will be back on your feet with no serious life threatening injuries. I hope you are back on your feet soon, It is not really my place to say but, Thank you for your service to the American People, you are a hero sir, Best of luck and a speedy recovery, all the best, from Canada, Officer Hartnett.

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Kimberly Ann Miller-Stanley
41 months ago
7
7

Gene, the police department does have insurance, it's called workers compensation and this officer will be compensated but it doesn't cover everything!

+ Read More
Rick Scheck
41 months ago
6
6

Worker's Comp does not BEGIN to cover the costs of an incident at a "regular" job less getting shot by an Iz-Laym-Ik (sic) TearOar Ist. This public servant deserves all the help he can get. Jesse, I Love you man!

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Charlie Frohman
41 months ago
5
5

After getting many of my former Penn classmates to contribute I just asked our local police department in Jacksonville Florida to send a patch showing our support for Jesse. Hope all my friends will ask their local police to send a patch!!!

+ Read More
Jerry Trainor
41 months ago
4
4

this should make his recovery a little faster take off a little stress thanks again you beat me to the punch but you did a great job and everybody else

+ Read More
Chris Ives
41 months ago
4
4

Speedy recovery to you sir. Great job bringing the fight to the wolf. Your brother in arms and former shipmate. - Semper Paratus #36-21

+ Read More
Stacey Vandiver Birney
41 months ago
4
4

Prayers from heaven, my dad, your fellow brother in blue, #6331

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Gene Madison
41 months ago
2
2

The police department should provide insurance to cover them for all expenses related to the harm done while on duty. If it doesn't... then there is something wrong with this police department....

+ Read More
Paul Boggs
34 months ago
1
1

People need to wake-up an understand that Officer Hartnett's attempted murder by a Baal worshiping Muslim, was in fact an elite orchestrated blood sacrifice. Please read and share the following article if you support our nations community of honorable police officers. http://www.silvanuspublishing.com/satanism/hartnett/

+ Read More
Ronald Wert
41 months ago
1
1

God bless you Jesse and speedy and full recovery. As a retired NYPD officer I stand in awe of your bravery valor and dedication. You are an example of what it means to be the "Finest"

+ Read More
Jean Leo Malatesta
41 months ago
1
1

Thank you Jesse Hartnett for your bravery! The Police and Fire Employees in Philadelphia are covered under what is called "Heart and Lung" benefits. As Barbara Statton said, he will continue to have his medical bills paid and receive 100% of his salary. I wish a speedy recovery Officer Hartnett!

+ Read More
Robert Eckert
41 months ago

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation pays all medical expenses associated with an on the job injury. Income replacement is at 66% of worker's previous quarter wages, including overtime. I am also sure the Philadelpia Police Union has funds to help with unforeseen situations.

+ Read More
Barbara Statton
41 months ago

Since this is a "in the line of duty injury" he will continue to receive pay until he recovers.. He will receive 100% of his pay, plus his insurance will cover his hospitalization.

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