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Help NYS Park Police Officer Tatiana Pena!

$30,200 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 357 people in 17 days
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Created March 9, 2019
At 7:30 AM on March 9th, 2019, a devastating fire rapidly spread through the occupied home of New York State Park Police Officer Tatiana Pena in Hicksville, NY.

Officer Pena (graduate of the 15th Session of the New York State Park Police Academy in 2018) had just started her tour of duty that morning in the NYC Zone at Riverbank State Park when she was notified of the fire. Inside the home, her 20-year old sister, and 55-year old father, Edwin Martinez, a retired NY State Trooper, had narrowly escaped the fire with their lives. Officer Pena's sister was treated and released for smoke inhalation at Nassau University Medical Center while her father was admitted to NUMC's burn unit after suffering significant burns. Unfortunately, Officer Pena's dog perished in the fast-moving blaze.

It took more than 100 firefighters from the Hicksville, Bethpage, Plainview and East Meadow Volunteer Fire Departments to bring the fire under control. By the time the blaze was extinguished, Officer Pena's house was a total loss.

The New York State Park Police is a small police agency numbering only about 275 members across New York State. What we lack in numbers, we make up for with our comradery.  We are family, and family are never alone in a time of need. We are rallying to Officer Pena's side at this time of loss for her and her family, but we cannot do it alone. Officer Pena and her family need all the help any generous PBA, charitable organization, law enforcement officer, or caring person, can give. No amount is too small to help support Officer Pena and her family rebuild and reclaim their lives. Absolutely 100% of all generous donations will go directly to Officer Pena's family.

We, the members of the New York State Park Police, thank you for taking the time to read about Officer Pena's loss and for considering a donation to her and her family.

- Lt. Alex Goodman, Long Island Zone

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/residents-hurt-hicksville-house-fire-1.28289146

http://longisland.news12.com/story/40097521/2-hospitalized-when-house-goes-up-in-flames-in-hicksville
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On behalf of all the members of the Long Island State Park Police PBA, I would like to thank each and every person and organization who donated and showed their overwhelming love and support for Officer Pena and her family during this devastating time. Much love and God bless you all!!

- LI State Park Police PBA President
PO Dave Fhagen
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All,

In just 8 short days with the help of over 350 people and organizations sharing Tatiana's story over 950 unique places, we have surpassed our last goal of raising over $30,000 for Officer Pena and her family to rebuild their lives.

There are so many individual people and organizations that made this possible that we cannot even begin to thank you all individually, but please from the bottom of my heart, and from Tatiana and her family, accept our overwhelming gratitude with a THANK YOU for all!

In the interest of getting the donations to Tatiana and her family and because our goal was met, the GoFundMe campaign will now be shut down, and Officer Pena will be the sole recipient of all funds donated to her and her family.

If there is anyone still wishing to donate, the Long Island State Park Police PBA can still transfer any donations to Tatiana and her family. Please make any donations to our PBA's PayPal account at: info@lisppba.org

100 % of any donations received via our PayPal account earmarked to Officer Pena will be immediately transferred to her.

Again, thanks to the kindness of family, strangers, and members and supporters of Law Enforcement and the Thin Blue Line that stands between good and evil, YOU all have made this recovery possible for Officer Pena and her family. We are truly humbled by all your support for one of our own, and Officer Pena and her family are extremely grateful for everything you all have made possible.

- LT. Alex Goodman, NYSPP LI Zone
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Another goal smashed... the donations have surpassed $25,000 a mere 3 hours after the goal amount was raised again. Thank you all!! Keep it up!!
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To all supporters,

We just hit, and surpassed our original goal of raising $20,000 for Officer Tatiana Pena and her family to help them begin to rebuild their lives. This is absolutely AMAZING and we could not have done it without the absolute generosity of individuals both good friends and strangers as well as all our supportive organizations and PBAs! We thank you all so much!!

As Officer Pena’s story is still being shared and people are still asking us how they can contribute, we have decided to update the campaign to a new goal of $25,000 to give people some additional time to contribute. Once we officially shut down the campaign here, we will post an update and leave additional methods to donate for anyone still looking to contribute after that time.

Thank you all so much once again!

- LT. Alex Goodman, NYSPP LI Zone
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Raised by 357 people in 17 days
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