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Injured Pittsburgh Officer Dan Mead

$31,689 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 431 people in 7 months
Created October 29, 2018
We are thankful to G-d that Dan is alive. When the call went out that shots had been fired at the Tree of Life synagogue, Pittsburgh Police Officer Dan Mead and his partner were the first to respond.  As officer Mead approached the entrance, he found himself face to face with the evil gunman, his automatic rifle pointed directly at him, separated only by the glass door of the synagogue.  Dan remembers hearing the rapid pop, pop, pop of the automatic weapon spraying him with bullets.  Dan's bravery forced the gunman to retreat back into the synagogue, where he was eventually captured without further loss of life.  It is thought that if the gunman had escaped the synagogue he would have continued his hateful rampage. We know that Dan faces a long recovery, and the goal of this page is to allow him to focus on his recovery without worrying about the additional related expenses that he will surely incur. My name is Sam Angelo, and I have been Dan's friend for 25 years. The woman in the picture with him is his sister Diane Mead, my business partner for 14 years.  My wife Alisa and I are in awe of the courage Dan displayed running towards gunfire from an automatic weapon, armed only with a pistol, and wearing a vest that he knew would not stop the bullets from that gun. Let's combat the hate by showering Dan with love and supporting his recovery. All funds donated here will go directly to Officer Dan Mead, only he will have access to the funds.
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We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support of Dan, Officer Mead, as he continues to face multiple surgeries and a nine month recovery as he fights to regain use of his hand.
We would like to share a comment posted by Ross McGowan along with his donation:
"I was walking with my daughters toward Wilkins and Shady when I saw officers Mead and Smigda pull up and get out of their car. Just a minute later we heard the gunfire and ran in the opposite direction back towards our house. As many other police cars arrived it was clear the situation was serious, but you never expect something so horrible. Had Officer Mead not shown up and confronted the shooter there is no telling what might have happened to us, so I wanted to say thank you for protecting us and everyone else in the neighborhood that morning."
As we enter the second week of this campaign, we would like to ask an additional favor as we fight to reach our goal of allowing Dan to only worry about healing physically and emotionally: Would everyone please send the link to the gofundme account to everyone you can think of.
Thank you again for your support!
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$31,689 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 431 people in 7 months
Created October 29, 2018
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