Honoring the Hero, Patricio Salazar

***PLEASE READ LASTEST UPDATE FOR FURTHER DETAILS, BUT ALL DONATIONS AND SUPPORT SHOULD NOW BE DIRECTED TO THIS GOFUNDME***:

https://www.gofundme.com/zu847-testing?fbclid=IwAR0Io_cvYLLSyZtDfr8stY1NcRPMoek3sW70tDqoD0qskbryoxdXTVZGlDA

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What Happened:

-Patricio "Pat" Salazar sacrificed his life to help a woman being sexually assaulted on a sidewalk in the dark of night.  He is a through and through, 100% Hero.  Pat deserves to be honored and recognized as such. 

I came onto the scene and was with Pat after the tragedy took place and was with him at the end.  I did not know Pat beforehand, but knowing what he did was more than enough to know that he was a wonderful and selfless person

He saved this poor woman that was being assaulted.  It's chilling to think what might have happened had Pat not intervened.  He is a Good Samaritan if there ever was one.

The Goal:
-I created this GoFundMe for Pat's family to raise the funds for his family to at least cover his funeral, help support his family through this tragic loss,  all while spreading the message of Pat's noble actions.  However, I have no idea how much the funeral is and we can't put a price on Pat's heroism anyway so please don't think of the goal as a strict target.  If his family respectfully declines the money then I'll return the donations because I don't feel it's my place to determine how the money is used beyond that.  It should ultimately be Pat's family decision to use the funds however they want.  I will update everyone before any actions are made though.

How You Can Help:
-I beg you to donate, recognize, and share the amazing and courageous man Pat was.  We as a society shouldn't be able to morally accept Pat's courage to be end up as just a local news headline one night.  I believe we have a responsibility to honor him and make this about a good Samaritan in times where that's hard to find. 

*Every share or donation is a signal of validation by our community that Pat's sacrifice is a heroic action deserving of everyone's attention.*

News Articles/Information:
-The links below are news article/video reports of the situation to learn more about his courageous act: 

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Man-Dies-After-Trying-to-Stop-Sex-Assault_Washington-DC-498064851.html

https://www.facebook.com/419331531578967/posts/1014834362028678/

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/arlington/man-dies-trying-to-protect-woman-from-being-sexually-assaulted-in-arlington/65-605950455

https://wjla.com/news/local/1-dead-suspect-in-custody-arlington-attack-food-trucks

Pat's family asked news stations not to use his photo so out of respect the picture I used is from the shrine a kind person setup at the location.

Donations

  • Andrew Pastor 
    • $25 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
  • Christine Durante 
    • $40 
    • 21 mos
  • Gina Brundick  
    • $25 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
See all

Organizer

Bradley Flood 
Organizer
Arlington, VA
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