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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the aftermath of this weekend’s severe weather, the Dallas Police
Association (DPA) has launched a special fundraising drive to assist officers and their families who were
impacted by tornadoes.

The Rowlett homes of five Dallas Police Department officers were destroyed and their possessions taken by
looters, according to a DPA news release.

More than 17 officers experienced moderate to heavy damage to their homes along the path of the
tornados that rampaged through Ovilla, Red Oak, DeSoto, Sunnyvale, Garland and Rowlett.

The fundraising effort is being managed through the Assist The Officer Foundation, which provides personal
and financial assistance to officers facing serious injury, life-threatening illness or other catastrophic events.
100% of contributions to the Assist The Officer Foundation through Sunday, January 3 will be earmarked
specifically for officers impacted by the severe weather and tornadoes. Donations can be made here.

“The Dallas Police Association set up the Assist The Officer Foundation to take care of our officers during
times of crisis,” said ATO Chairman Frederick Frazier. “The severe weather and tornadoes of this weekend
were personally and financially catastrophic to many members of our police family. It is the goal of the Dallas
Police Association and the Assist The Officer Foundation to help every impacted officer in dealing with this
tragedy.”

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