Justice For a Marine Veteran

$11,005 of $15k goal

Raised by 71 people in 1 month
Jessica Moon  WASHINGTON, DC

My name is Jessica Moon.  My family and I have created this campaign to raise money for a Crimestoppers reward. The reward is to encourage people to come forward with information that might lead to the arrest of the person who murdered my father, Gene Hammond, on Valentine’s Day.

Gene was a retired Marine Major, father of five and a grandfather. He faithfully served his country for 24 years, moving his family all over the world to do so.

On February 14th, 2017, I received the devastating news that my father had been murdered only blocks from his home in Denver.  He died from a gunshot wound. 

My family is heartbroken.  Gene was a wonderful man and caring father.  He was a United States Marine Infantry Officer before retiring to dedicate his life working for school districts in Colorado and Indiana. To support his family he left home at 4:00 am commuting 1.5 hours from Denver to Colorado Springs.

Gene positively affected many lives, including the hundreds of men and women who served under him. All of his friends, family, and colleagues loved and respected him.  He was a hardworking and loving family man. Then on Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to love, his life was tragically taken by a senseless act of violence. 

Gene won't be able to walk his daughter down the aisle when she gets married or hold his newest grandchild.  His wife will never see him walk through the door or hear his voice again.

Please help us honor and find justice for our father.  No arrests have been made yet.  We hope this reward will be an incentive for someone to come forward with information so my father’s killer will be held accountable for taking the life of this beloved Marine veteran, father and grandfather.

All funds will go to the Metro Denver Crimestoppers.  Any unused funds will be donated to Crimestoppers to help other families affected by violence.   If anyone has any information regarding my father's case please  call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

Please share this Go Fund Me page. Social media is a powerful tool to raise awareness. If you can't donate please pray for my father, his family, and the hardworking Denver police detectives.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my father.  Gene Hammond was a wonderful man.  Unfortunately, nothing will bring him back, but we pray for the justice he deserves.  God Bless.

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Update 4
Posted by Jessica Moon
25 days ago
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Thank you everyone for helping us raise almost two thirds of our goal. The love and support you continue to share with us has been nothing short of amazing! Dad's story has been shared 600 times on Facebook which means it's being shared with thousands of people. We appreciate everyone's help and hope this CrimeStopper's award will bring someone forward.
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Update 3
Posted by Jessica Moon
1 month ago
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It's amazing seeing all the support we've received over the past week. Thank you again for showing us all your love and support. Please continue to share Gene's story. God Bless!
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Update 2
Posted by Jessica Moon
1 month ago
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I can't believe we are halfway to reaching the goal for dad's Crimestoppers reward. In just over a day dad's story has been shared over 400 times. Thank you again for all your donations and helping us spread the word about our beloved father. Please keep sharing his story and helping us find justice for our dad.
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Update 1
Posted by Jessica Moon
1 month ago
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We are completely overwhelmed by all the love and support from all of our friends and family! In less than 24 hours we've already reached a third of our goal. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! Thank you all for donating, sharing, praying, and all your kind and comforting words. Please continue to share his story.
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$11,005 of $15k goal

Raised by 71 people in 1 month
Created March 21, 2017
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Rod Rodriguez
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Sundelle Sanchez
5 days ago
$30
Kelly Netzel
5 days ago

My thoughts are with you all always. Sending hope and love to you.

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Tracie Tate
14 days ago

Love you guys❤️

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