Help SMPD Officer Basurto & Family!
On June 14, 2018, San Mateo Police Department Patrol Officer Carlos Basurto was driving home after a long patrol shift when he was involved in a major collision near the Highway 205/Interstate 5 Interchange. Carlos’ vehicle rolled multiple time and First Responders had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate him from his vehicle. For the first several days after the accident, Carlos had multiple surgeries and doctors were fighting to save his life and limbs. Carlos is now in Intensive Care and has had four major surgeries. Unfortunately, he will still need numerous reconstructive surgeries on his extremities to be able to walk and play with his kids again.
Carlos grew up on the Peninsula and graduated from Burlingame High School. He is married to his wife, Cindy, for the past 11 years and they have 4 sons. Following in his brothers’ and sister’s footsteps, Carlos became a Police Officer in 2005. He is extremely active in his church, coaches boys’ little league baseball and flag football, and 6 years ago, Carlos created his own summer camp for kids, Run Jump Play, where he helps the children of Mountain House stay active, involved and out of trouble each summer.
Money raised will go directly to Carlos and the Basurto Family. Donations will be used to off-set any medical costs and supplement any additional costs to the family, as Carlos is the primary income provider. Please consider donating to this cause. On behalf of the San Mateo Police Department, San Mateo Police Officers’ Association, our entire law enforcement community, and the Basurto Family, we thank you for any support you can provide and will be forever grateful.
Donations can be made via credit card on Go Fund Me. For checks, please make the check payable to the “SMPOA-Off. Carlos Basurto Relief Fund”.
Send to: San Mateo Police Officers’ Assoc.
200 Franklin Parkway
San Mateo, CA 94403
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