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#1 Tony Presgraves

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:34 PM

Last Thursday was the funeral for one of our Police Officers, who passed away from cancer. During the funeral procession for this officer, a tragic accident occurred. A motorcycle officer from the Hawthorne Police Department, Andrew Garton, who was escorting the funeral procession, was involved in a collision with another motorcycle officer. Andrew Garton was killed instantly as a result of the accident.

Andrew was a good man, a devoted husband and loving father to two boys. I am looking at the possibility of putting together a BBQ fundraiser to raise money for his family. I’ll need help in order to make this a success. I don't have any firm details as of now, for its still up in the air, but if you might be interested in helping out, please drop me an email or PM so I can judge my resources.

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Edited by Tony Presgraves, 01 June 2011 - 08:00 PM.


#2 Darry Smith

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:44 PM

Hello Tony,

Sorry to hear of such a tragic turn of events.

I'd like to send a box of BBQ supplies (rubs & sauces) to help cover the cook.

PM me with where to send.

Edited by Darry Smith, 01 June 2011 - 07:44 PM.


#3 Adam Hollman

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:48 PM

I read about this on a local motorcycle forum. Tragic accident. :cry:

Here is a link to a story about it: http://latimesblogs....procession.html

#4 Andrew Soto

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:40 PM

View PostTony Presgraves, on 01 June 2011 - 07:34 PM, said:

Last Thursday was the funeral for one of our Police Officers, who passed away from cancer. During the funeral procession for this officer, a tragic accident occurred. A motorcycle officer from the Hawthorne Police Department, Andrew Garton, who was escorting the funeral procession, was involved in a collision with another motorcycle officer. Andrew Garton was killed instantly as a result of the accident.

Andrew was a good man, a devoted husband and loving father to two boys. I am looking at the possibility of putting together a BBQ fundraiser to raise money for his family. Iíll need help in order to make this a success. I don't have any firm details as of now, for its still up in the air, but if you might be interested in helping out, please drop me an email or PM so I can judge my resources.

Life is short and tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Love your families and live today, as if there were no tomorrow.

http://abclocal.go.c...eles&id=8158716

Thanks and God Bless


Tony,

I'd like to help in any way I can, I'll cook, clean, help transport and even help raise money if needed.

#5 Henry Silvestre

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:59 PM

Let me know what I can do to help.. Perhaps I can use our entire Rotary club to help.

#6 Peter Lent

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:02 AM

PM Sent, would be happy to help in whatever we can.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:09 PM

Sorry to hear this Tony. Please PM me and let me know what we can to do help.

#8 Chris Rocke

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:34 PM

View PostTony Presgraves, on 01 June 2011 - 07:34 PM, said:

Last Thursday was the funeral for one of our Police Officers, who passed away from cancer. During the funeral procession for this officer, a tragic accident occurred. A motorcycle officer from the Hawthorne Police Department, Andrew Garton, who was escorting the funeral procession, was involved in a collision with another motorcycle officer. Andrew Garton was killed instantly as a result of the accident.

Andrew was a good man, a devoted husband and loving father to two boys. I am looking at the possibility of putting together a BBQ fundraiser to raise money for his family. Iíll need help in order to make this a success. I don't have any firm details as of now, for its still up in the air, but if you might be interested in helping out, please drop me an email or PM so I can judge my resources.

Life is short and tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Love your families and live today, as if there were no tomorrow.

http://abclocal.go.c...eles&id=8158716

Thanks and God Bless


T,


There will be fundraiser in Los Alamitos @ US Bank at the corner of Pine and Katella, on THursday, June 9th from 5-9PM. It is a gourmet food truck event, and 10% of the proceeds will go directly to the Garton Family - Everyone is welcome to attend and support. Thanks.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:32 PM

Feel free to contact me I'll be glad to help in any way possible.





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