Slain CPD Officer Kim's Family Fund

$207,560 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 3,139 people in 40 months
Derek Bauman
on behalf of Jessica Kim
 CINCINNATI, OH
On the morning of June 19, 2015 Cincinnati Police Department Officer Sonny Kim responded to a call in the Madisonville neighborhood, not far from his home, for a man erratically waving a gun in the street.

After coming into contact with the armed individual, Officer Kim, 49 years old and a respected 27 year veteran was shot and killed. 

Officer Kim leaves behind a wife and three children, as well as a community that mourns the loss of a true public servant and honorable man. 

This fund has been set up to help the family through this difficult time with any expenses that they may have or as a college fund for the three Kim boys. 

On behalf of the Mason, OH Police Association, we ask that you consider any donation, large or small, to help the Kim family through this unthinkably difficult time.

Gratefully,

Officer Derek Bauman
President 
Mason Police Association
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Just a quick note to let everyone know that the money has been turned over to the Kim family. We've raised $204,577 which will go a long way toward securing the future of the Kim boys. Thank you everyone!
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Fully length #SonnyKim tribute video: The Fray - You Found Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WGjr2WUA74
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Awesome #SonnyKim tribute video. Guaranteed to bring a tear... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiY5emJSwXY
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Officers are on the way to the funeral service at Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus in Cincinnati. #SonnyKim
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Jennifer Stacey
40 months ago

It would be great if Go Fund Me would waive their fees for this campaign. This would give the Kim family the entire amount donated without several thousand dollars missing due to their fees.

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Derrick Robinson
40 months ago

#policelivesmatter. Too many officer are being harmed for uneccessary reasons. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kim family!

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Lee Klingler Timmerman
40 months ago
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6

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know the state of Ohio is praying for your family. As the children reach that college age please have them contact https://www.ohiohighered.org/safety-officers-college-fund who will help with tuition expenses. In 2014, for fallen police officers it was over the $7200 mark per year. May God be with you.

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Charles Jones
40 months ago
6
6

MY HERO'S ARE THE MEN & WOMEN WHO GO OUT EVERY NIGHT & DAY TRYING TO PROTECT US ALL FROM HARM, THEY GIVE THEIR LIFE'S FOR YOU & ME . IT BREAKS MY HEART WHEN EVER I HEAR OF A BROTHER OR SISTER WHO WEARS THE BADGE HAS DIED.THOSE ARE MY TRUE HERO'S THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES TO PROTECT US ALL. AN THEY GO OUT ON EVER SHIFT NOT KNOWING IF THEY WILL BE COMING HOME TO THEIR FAMILY'S. OFFICER KIM IS NOW AN ANGEL AN BY GODS SIDE.HE IS A HERO TO US ALL, PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY .

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Cindy Richey
40 months ago
4
4

RI.P. Officer Kim. you paid the ultimate price. thank you for your service. May God comfort your friends and family in this tragic time

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Lynne Molitor
40 months ago
4
4

Our hearts and prayers go out to Officer Kim's family. May he r.i.p. Such a senseless crime.

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Denis Murphy
40 months ago
3
3

The police and fireman run to the trouble while others flee the trouble. God bless Cincinnati police officer Kim and his family.

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Jennifer Williams
40 months ago
3
3

My thoughts, love, support, prayers and condolences to the Kim family, friends and Cincinnati PD. My hometown hero. Thank you sir for your selflessness sacrifice today on your off day by giving to my hometown community. Your act of kindness will never be forgotten. I know you woke up today thinking you would return home to your beautiful wife and three handsome sons. God bless you and your family.

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Patty Kuhn
40 months ago
3
3

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kim family in this time of sorrow. .

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Shelby Hamilton Tyler
40 months ago
2
2

It's truly amazing that so many people donated whatever money they could to help this fallen officers family! This story really hurts my heart. Such evil to take an innocent life. Continued prayers for the Kim family.

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Jason Buell
40 months ago
2
2

We must come together as a community and stop the violence! When will we learn that ALL lives matter? An Open Letter to Cincinnati -> http://bit.ly/1K1nHRm

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Mark Raftery
40 months ago
2
2

Tragedy.

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Tracy Snyder Sunderhaus
40 months ago
2
2

Rest in Heaven Officer Kim... Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Kim Family so sorry for ur loss my heart breaks for you all ... Love & Light prayers going up .... Thanks for serving and protecting Officer Kim and all fellow Law Enforcement Officers

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Will North
40 months ago
2
2

Tim if you see this, I hope you know you have a community at Epic and we are praying for you and we love you brother!

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Paul Mittermeier
40 months ago
2
2

As the son of a Cincinnati Police officer and a lifelong Cincinnatian, the tragic loss of Officer Kim resonates especially close to home. May God grant his family, his colleagues at CPD, and the entire local community consolation and peace in these trying times. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Kim and his family.

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Molly Shaker Badr
40 months ago
1
1

What a great amount of support for the Kim family! I am happy to see everyone come together for this. I was wondering when this will be presented to them? I am sure it would be helpful to get it soon to cover expenses, but I see people are still donating.

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Steve Kayser
40 months ago
1
1

Thank you Mr. Kim. You took my son into your DoJo when he was a freshman in High School and changed his life. You taught him Karate, but also the true values of service and kindness. He earned his Black Belt through you during those years and is now a Lawyer. We are devastated by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers be with your family. And our love for you, and what you did in this world, is eternal.

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Sa Frazee
40 months ago
1
1

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Kim, his family, and the Cincinnati PD. Officer Kim was a true hero who protected and served us all. Rest in Heaven, Officer Kim.

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Anna White
40 months ago
1
1

This man is a hero, inspiring in both his actions and his character. May God bless him and his family. So sad to hear of his murder. Heartbreak for his sons and wife, family, friends. May we all help his spirit live on by living by his example.

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수남 박
40 months ago
1
1

안타까운 일입니다. 좋은 곳으로 갔을거라 믿습니다.

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Jennifer Stacey
40 months ago

It would be great if Go Fund Me would waive their fees for this campaign. This would give the Kim family the entire amount donated without several thousand dollars missing due to their fees.

+ Read More
Derrick Robinson
40 months ago

#policelivesmatter. Too many officer are being harmed for uneccessary reasons. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kim family!

+ Read More
Lee Klingler Timmerman
40 months ago
6
6

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know the state of Ohio is praying for your family. As the children reach that college age please have them contact https://www.ohiohighered.org/safety-officers-college-fund who will help with tuition expenses. In 2014, for fallen police officers it was over the $7200 mark per year. May God be with you.

+ Read More
Charles Jones
40 months ago
6
6

MY HERO'S ARE THE MEN & WOMEN WHO GO OUT EVERY NIGHT & DAY TRYING TO PROTECT US ALL FROM HARM, THEY GIVE THEIR LIFE'S FOR YOU & ME . IT BREAKS MY HEART WHEN EVER I HEAR OF A BROTHER OR SISTER WHO WEARS THE BADGE HAS DIED.THOSE ARE MY TRUE HERO'S THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES TO PROTECT US ALL. AN THEY GO OUT ON EVER SHIFT NOT KNOWING IF THEY WILL BE COMING HOME TO THEIR FAMILY'S. OFFICER KIM IS NOW AN ANGEL AN BY GODS SIDE.HE IS A HERO TO US ALL, PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY .

+ Read More
Cindy Richey
40 months ago
4
4

RI.P. Officer Kim. you paid the ultimate price. thank you for your service. May God comfort your friends and family in this tragic time

+ Read More
Lynne Molitor
40 months ago
4
4

Our hearts and prayers go out to Officer Kim's family. May he r.i.p. Such a senseless crime.

+ Read More
Denis Murphy
40 months ago
3
3

The police and fireman run to the trouble while others flee the trouble. God bless Cincinnati police officer Kim and his family.

+ Read More
Jennifer Williams
40 months ago
3
3

My thoughts, love, support, prayers and condolences to the Kim family, friends and Cincinnati PD. My hometown hero. Thank you sir for your selflessness sacrifice today on your off day by giving to my hometown community. Your act of kindness will never be forgotten. I know you woke up today thinking you would return home to your beautiful wife and three handsome sons. God bless you and your family.

+ Read More
Patty Kuhn
40 months ago
3
3

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kim family in this time of sorrow. .

+ Read More
Shelby Hamilton Tyler
40 months ago
2
2

It's truly amazing that so many people donated whatever money they could to help this fallen officers family! This story really hurts my heart. Such evil to take an innocent life. Continued prayers for the Kim family.

+ Read More
Jason Buell
40 months ago
2
2

We must come together as a community and stop the violence! When will we learn that ALL lives matter? An Open Letter to Cincinnati -> http://bit.ly/1K1nHRm

+ Read More
Mark Raftery
40 months ago
2
2

Tragedy.

+ Read More
Tracy Snyder Sunderhaus
40 months ago
2
2

Rest in Heaven Officer Kim... Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Kim Family so sorry for ur loss my heart breaks for you all ... Love & Light prayers going up .... Thanks for serving and protecting Officer Kim and all fellow Law Enforcement Officers

+ Read More
Will North
40 months ago
2
2

Tim if you see this, I hope you know you have a community at Epic and we are praying for you and we love you brother!

+ Read More
Paul Mittermeier
40 months ago
2
2

As the son of a Cincinnati Police officer and a lifelong Cincinnatian, the tragic loss of Officer Kim resonates especially close to home. May God grant his family, his colleagues at CPD, and the entire local community consolation and peace in these trying times. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Kim and his family.

+ Read More
Molly Shaker Badr
40 months ago
1
1

What a great amount of support for the Kim family! I am happy to see everyone come together for this. I was wondering when this will be presented to them? I am sure it would be helpful to get it soon to cover expenses, but I see people are still donating.

+ Read More
Steve Kayser
40 months ago
1
1

Thank you Mr. Kim. You took my son into your DoJo when he was a freshman in High School and changed his life. You taught him Karate, but also the true values of service and kindness. He earned his Black Belt through you during those years and is now a Lawyer. We are devastated by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers be with your family. And our love for you, and what you did in this world, is eternal.

+ Read More
Sa Frazee
40 months ago
1
1

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Kim, his family, and the Cincinnati PD. Officer Kim was a true hero who protected and served us all. Rest in Heaven, Officer Kim.

+ Read More
Anna White
40 months ago
1
1

This man is a hero, inspiring in both his actions and his character. May God bless him and his family. So sad to hear of his murder. Heartbreak for his sons and wife, family, friends. May we all help his spirit live on by living by his example.

+ Read More
수남 박
40 months ago
1
1

안타까운 일입니다. 좋은 곳으로 갔을거라 믿습니다.

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