On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, I received a text that made the world stop. One of my best friends, Manny Gonzalez, a Police Officer for the Miami Dade Police Department was shot several times while working an off duty detail at a local Walmart. Manny is truly one of the most humble, down to earth, loving people I’ve ever met. He’s also one of the most hardworking people that I know. He has a loving wife and two beautiful kids. Miraculously, he survived five gun shots and was able to terminate the threat. Manny’s wife , Sherry, has not left his side during his road to recovery. Unfortunately, Sherry, a substitute teacher, doesn’t get paid unless she works. They are not the type of people to ask for handouts, (in fact, they were hesitant for me to post this) but with two small children and Christmas around the corner, our close friends and family wanted to support them through this difficult time. Any help is greatly appreciated!
I have attached the link of the incident below.https://www.local10.com/news/crime/miami-dade-police-officer-shot-at-close-range-outside-walmart-authorities-say