GoFundMe Campaigns have been launched for both Falmouth police offices who were shot on duty. Falmouth Police Chief Ed Dunne confirmed to CCToday that these two campaigns are legitimate and will benefit the officers and their families.
As of 10:20 a.m. Friday, August 3rd, the campaign for Officer DeMiranda had raised $9,620 from 125 people over four days. The campaign for Officer Moore stood at $3,175 from 45 donors over four days.
Both officers are expected to recover. Each campaign description explains how the funds will be utilized.
Campaign description: This fund will benefit Falmouth, MA Police Officer Donny DeMiranda, his wife and three children. Officer DeMiranda was shot multiple times at close range while responding to a disturbance in East Falmouth. He is going to survive and hopefully he will be able to return to work some time in the future. Thankfully, he and his family will have his base salary, regular benefits and his medical bills covered by the Town of Falmouth. However, DeMiranda is due to have surgery and his recovery may be prolonged. During that time his wife will be forced to take time off from work to care for him. Also, DeMiranda will be unable to work overtime or details which he counts on to support his family. Any funds collected would allow DeMiranda and his family the opportunity to concentrate on his recovery and that of his family, instead of worrying about how they are going to pay the bills. Officer DeMiranda and his family, as well as his second family at the Falmouth Police Department, are very grateful for the support and kindness that has been shown during this difficult time.
Campaign description: This fund will benefit Falmouth, MA Police Officer Ryan Moore who was shot in the neck while responding to a disturbance in East Falmouth. He is going to survive and hopefully he will be able to return to work sometime in the future. Thankfully, the Town of Falmouth will cover his base salary, regular benefits and health expenses incurred as a result of the injury. It is unknown how long Officer Moore will be out of work for as being shot takes a toll on an officer both physically and psychologically. During that time, he will be unable to work any details or overtime which is a large chunk of his weekly earnings that he counts on to make ends meet. Any funds donated would allow Moore the opportunity to concentrate on his recovery instead of worrying about how he is going to pay the bills. Moore and his family (including his father who is a police officer in the City of Barnstable, MA) as well as his second family at the Falmouth Police Department would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support during this very difficult time.