Numerous funds set up to help Dunn family

There's multiple ways to donate to Officer Andy Dunn's family, from T-shirts to pancakes and haircuts to more conventional fundraising methods.
Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 25, 2011

 

How to donate

 

PNC Bank

The family opened an Officer Andrew S. Dunn Memorial Fund on Monday at PNC Bank. Anyone can go to any PNC branch and donate to the fund. For more information, contact the Sandusky PNC Branch at 419-621-2912

 

T-shirt fundraiser

The Fraternal Order of Police has set up a T-shirt fundraiser through Pelz Lettering Shirt Shack on Milan Road to raise money from Officer Dunn's family. All proceeds will go directly to Officer Dunn's wife and two children.

The shirts are $10 apiece. Interested parties can pick up order forms at the Lunch Box restaurant on Columbus Avenue, by visiting the Shirt Shack at 5003 Milan Road, or by contacting pelzlettering@bex.net.

Shirts run from small through XL. Any larger shirts may slightly increase the cost.

 

T-shirt fundraiser

To purchase an Andrew Dunn Memorial T-shirt, visit one of several local establishments. All proceeds will go to Officer Dunn's wife and his children.

The shirts cost $20, and are available in children's sizes extra small, small, medium and large, as well as in adult sizes ranging from small through 5XL.

Residents can pick up otder forms at the following businesses:

• Foster Chevrolet (Sandusky)

• Knucklehead Saloon (Huron)

• Studio One (Sandusky)

• Castalia Flower Shop (Castalia)

• Mr. Smith's Coffee House (Sandusky)

• Corso's (Perkins Township)

• Jim's Pizza Box (Huron and Milan)

For out-of-towners, if you e-mail Lisa Cassell at lisacassel@live.com, she will provide you with an order form. Out-of-town shipments may cost an extra $5.

 

VacationLand Federal Credit Union

Interested parties can donate to the Officer Andrew S. Dunn Memorial Fund at VacationLand Federal Credit Union. Anyone can go to any VacationLand branch and donate to the fund. For more information contact the Sandusky VacationLand branch at 419-625-9025.

 

Ohio Bike Week fundraiser

Ohio Bike Week will donate $2.50 from every registered rider in this year's Founder's Day Parade. An additional $2.50 will go to fund research for ALS, a disease Wil Roeder is fighting.

"Many years we have bikes that just jump in the middle of the parade," said Bike Week organizer Steve Ernst. "We are hoping more people register this year to help these worthy causes."

Ohio Bike Week also will donate $5 from every paid All Access Pass purchased for the 2011 event. See ohiobikeweek.com for details.

 

Water Street Bar & Grille

All proceeds from Wednesday’s sales at Water Street Bar & Grille, 101 E. Water St., Sandusky will be donated to the family of Officer   Andy Dunn. Hours are 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

 

Pancake Fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus in Huron will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Huron.

Part of the proceeds will go to Officer Andrew Dunn's family.

No prior resgistration necessary — just show up.

 

Haircut Fundraiser

Oliver's Hair Salon at 5500 Milan Road near Wal-Mart will host a cut-a-thon April 10 to raise money for Officer Andrew Dunn's family.

The Dunn family were regular customers, the store said.

Haircuts will cost $10, and the cut-a-thon will run from noon to 5 p.m.

 

Sandusky Rotary Scholarship Fund

The Rotary Club of Sandusky has seeded an education scholarship fund for Andrew Dunn’s children with $2,500.

The Rotary established a fund at Citizens Banking Co. called “Education Fund for the Sons of Officer Andrew Dunn.”

It is the intention of the fund to provide assistance during grade school, high school (uniforms and tuition), trade school and college. Most likely the educational assistance coming from other sources will not be sufficient, and Rotary members hope this fund will be able to provide the needed funds.

Checks should be made payable to and mailed to: Educational Fund for the Sons of Officer Andrew Dunn, Citizens Banking Co., 100 E. Water St., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Comments

Tool Shed

I think all the officers who are being paid to attend Andrew's services should donate every penny they are being paid to Andrew's fund.

Dick-Tracey.

I agree with you .most of these cops only want over time to keep for themselves. lets see who donates and who doesnt. each officer will make aproximately  20-50 per hour during this funeral. remember pay starts when they leave their police department .For instance a toledo police officer has aproximately 1-1.5 hours drive time payed one way and aproximately 2-3 hours for funeral. which comes out to aproximately 6 hours of time to be paid =  at 20$ hour @ time and half 30 $ an hour X 6 hours equals ==$ 180.00 in pay  higher command 30 $ hour @ 1 1/2 pay X 6 HOURS = $ 270.00 to attend funeral..

 

another thought why so many police cars? who pays for their fuel for this?

1 guess the TAXPAYERS !!!!

 

Mime Bloggling

 

CatWoman says

I think all the officers who are being paid to attend Andrew's services should donate every penny they are being paid to Andrew's fund.

CatWoman...how do you know they are not?

Dick-Tracey.

REGISTER WHY DID YOU NOT RUN WITH THIS STORY? WATCH THE VIDEO EVEN CITIZENS STATE WE NEED TO GET RID OF THE BAD APPLES IN SANDUSKY pd

 http://www.norwalkreflector.com/content/neighbors-line-street-light-honor-slain-officer

Officer Dunn was hired as a full-time patrolman by the Sandusky Police Department on May 16, 2008, with a one-year probationary period, according to his personnel file. The file indicates Officer Dunn was a well-respected officer with few problems. He was late for work several times, and at least two complaints were filed against him during his three years as a full-time officer. An Oct. 23, 2010, review stated that Officer Dunn "takes calls without complaint and is willing to offer assistance to others. He is always looking for ways to improve his knowledge and is active in his drug enforcement." The same review stated the young officer did have room for improvement. "Officer Dunn is eager to do his job and he should be commended for this, but at times it appears that he may be treading in unfamiliar waters that could place him in jeopardy. He needs to remember that officer safety is the first priority at all times."

ready2move

@catwoman and concerned citezen: being you are so concerned with what the police officers are doing with their money and what they are doing and may have possibly already done, brings me to the question, how much have you donated? How much have you done for the Dunn family and how often have you put your life on the line for the people of Sandusky at your job?? Perhaps you should focus on doing something for the community yourself.

Tool Shed

@ Readytocrap First of all it was just a suggestion that I had hoping to inspire the officers to donate that money to HELP THE FAMILY!  I have donated my time and money to the cause.  I also will be there today and tomorrow in support so stick a sock in it Readytocrap!!  And just to let you know....any officer who drives a unit to the services, is on the clock.

Dick-Tracey.

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youngfamily

@concerned citezen

Ignorance at it's finest.

Officer Dunn died while protecting us. Your brother died while protecting us. They are both true American hero's. For you to insinuate that Officer Dunn is not a true american hero is just sad. Randleman was carrying a loaded gun. For all we know, he could have been on his way to kill someone else, or multiple others. Andy could have saved someone else's life. He could have took the bullet(s) so someone else didn't that night.

I'm sorry you are bitter that people are donating to Dunn's family and not the person you are talking about. Maybe you could have started a benefit so his family could have been helped? 

I think it's absolutely incredible that police officers from around the state are coming to pay their resects, paid or unpaid. It doesn't make a difference to me. It's a brotherhood between them. They are their own family. The support that will be their will be incredible.

RIP Andy and the man you are talking about.

Both true American hero's.

 

HelloMcFly

I got as far as Concerned Citezen's comment before I had to excuse myself to vomit. Absolute ignorance.

I am grateful for all soldiers who have protected this country and given their lives. It is a tragic thing to read of the daily deaths of our troops. But to bring  hateful remarks to one of the only positive things that could have come from this tragedy - a brokenhearted community coming together to look after Officer Dunn's wife and children - this is even more tragic.

God bless our troops, Officer Dunn, and the thousands of people who protect our streets and nation every day. I pray for their families as well.

coppermc

Concerned Citizen: What you don't know is that MANY of the officers coming to pay their respects to Officer Andrew Dunn are doing this on thier own dime. MANY are not being paid by their respective departments to attend the funeral. It makes me sick to think all you care about is overtime during this tragedy. Quit spewing TRASH on this website and have some respect for the people that protect you!!!

Ziggy Rules

How great is this. The community support is wonderful. I truely hope ALL the money raised does go to the family. I have seen the shirts that the Sandusky Police Department are selling, they look great.

I will be getting one. God Bless all of those involved in these fundraisers.

BlackWidow

SUNDAY MARCH 27 FROM 8AM - 12 NOON THE HURON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ARE HOSTING A PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND A PORTION OF PROCEEDS WILL GO TO OFFICER ANDREW DUNN'S FAMILY. THIS WILL BE HELD AT ST. PETER CHURCH IN HURON. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND BENEFIT A GREAT CAUSE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHOW UP.

CrowtownNow

 I really think that this is not the story to spew negativity.  This story is about POSITIVE work being done by individuals in the community.  If you don't wish to be a part of it, just don't.  No need to disparage the fundraisers or the police.  There are other forums to do so.  This is simply to inform the many people in the community that have a sincere desire to express gratitude for Ofc. Dunn's service and sympathy for his loss.  My family recently moved out of the area, but had a real desire to help in some way so this article was very helpful to point us in the right direction.  We are donating to a couple of the fundraisers to show our respect for the dedication and sacrifice given by so many in Law Enforcement, especially Ofc. Dunn at this time of tragedy. 

 You have a right to have dissenting opinions, all I ask is that you not seek to vocalize them on this particular story and allow this story to be a "help thread".

Tammie

Concerned Citizen and Catwoman: You are wrong - dead wrong. Law Enforcement agencies regarless if they are State, County, Local or Federal will not pay officers to attend funerals. They don't have the money for one thing. Officers will go to the funeral of a fellow officer on their days off no matter what day of the week it is. Many of them try to get the day off just to attend the funeral because they can't go while they are patrolling the streets of my town and yours to keep all of us safe from scum bags like Randleman. Hundreds and hundreds of officers will attend Officer Dunn's funeral and although many officers will be allowed to take their department squad cars, they will not get paid for it and they will have to pay for the gas in the cruiser. They do it out of repsect for the officer who was killed doing his job and of respect for their profession. Until you've walked in their shoes, don't judge. That's the biggest problem in our country today. There are bigots everywhere and they are every color in the book - black, white, yellow, red - you name it. Try showing respect for your fellow human being and we'd have less murderers like Randleman who killed Officer Dunn.

 

Joker

Concerned Citizen: If you're a police officer who hasn't had a complaint filed against you, you're not doing your job.  People get mad at the police most of the time because the police have caught them being donkeys.  They are embarassed and lash out at whomever they can.  If they're facing serious time they will file a complaint to try to break the credibility of the officer.  They may also complain about you if they don't get the resolution they expected, even though said resolution would not be fair to all parties involved.  I'm not trying to compare these two professions but I can tell you that no matter how hard you try to please someone in the hotel field you are still going to get people who will complain about you.  It doesn't mean you've done a bad job, it just means they think they can get a full refund if they drag your name through the mud.  Similar but different.

And if being late to work a couple of times is a measure of a man's character than the whole world is lost.

 

btw, does anyone know how to obtain the window decals that depict the SPD badge with Andy's name on them?

Bottom.line

Ok first you are so uninformed- they are not paid for this- unless they are working it. not attending it (example- traffic control).

Secondly, the moron that sites and officer being late for shift as a reason to paint him in a negative light- needs to understand that "late" could of been literally 90 seconds late, when they are on probation they are very picky.

As far as "complaints" filed against him, I refer back to the piece of work that calls herself chicago- do you really expect us to to take complaints from people like this seriously? (Afterall it is everyone elses fault she is a convicted felon, not her own) People get mad when cops enforce the law- it happens- so they look for reasons the cop was wrong to rationalize, and it makes them feel better to file a complaint. Did any of those lead to an investigation, or diciplinary action- think not.

Finally, every cop is a rookie once- the file you are looking at is from 08. He would not of been permitted to come off probation if he was a danger to himself or others- there are hundreds of unemployeed cops looking for a department to call home- departments have the the ability to be picky. Officers who are not up to par, are let go. In the years since, I am sure he had continuing education and training, plus lots of practial experience.

So before you start trying to dishonor a fallen hero- check your facts! (I sure wanted to call you people some names, but didnt want to have my post deleted-props to me for self restraint)

Tool Shed

Ok well, my husband is getting paid as soon as he pulls the unit out on the street and he IS donating every cent to the family.  Now you can put your size 11s in your mouth. 

M0mmyTiff

 Hey, just thought I would let everyone know, I have started a benefit auction for Officer Dunn on Facebook. I have about 100 sponsors, it is ending tomorrow at 8pm. So far I have raised $1,119.50

 

If you would like to check the auction out, please go here!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/OneTwoThree-Shop/128150117251201

tiffanyinperkins

FYI: Your total is up to $1441.00!!! Great job Tiff! :)

Just wanted to let everyone know there is an auction going on where all proceeds will benefit Ofc. Dunns family.

First go to facebook.com, and 'Like' this page:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=142335035832709&id=128150117251201&aid=29633#!/pages/OneTwoThree-Shop/128150117251201

Then go to this album to view items/bid:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=142335035832709&id=128150117251201&aid=29633#!/album.php?fbid=142335035832709&id=128150117251201&aid=29633

:)

*TiffanyinPerkins*

ready2move

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Dick-Tracey.

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Tool Shed

@ Readytocrap.........  maybe if you weren't such a negative person with sooooo much hate you wouldn't have to pick apart everybody's comments grow up.  I gotta go to the service for now.  I hope you get your needed therapy Readytocrap.

ready2move

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willismine

Beauty is, as beauty does and you are far from it.

gene44870

All you selfish people on this blob should be ashamed of yourself .You all complain about the cost of this and the price of that . Well did it accure to any of you  to volenteer your life to help protect people , and even the worse people that sandusky as well as other towns  have to offer .I dont see any of you taken up and placeing your lives on the line . So stop bad talking a person who pay the highest price man can pay , His life .

I am dishearted to know that people can dishonor a man that places the safety of the resdents above his own Like this Fine and in my book one of the finest officers did .So instead of nick-pickin about little things , be glad  andrew  and his father as wellas others are here .They are here to protect us and they deserve more respect and appreciation as well.

And just remember that ontill you have walk a mile in there shoes , dont be so quick to judge .when you wont take up the gap he has left behind .

Dick-Tracey.

@gene44870

I served my country and seen my fellow comrads pay the ultimate price.

For these officers to use taxpayers vechiles and get payed is the problem.

these officers dont care they only care for the money

thats the bottom line

says stone cold 3:16

M2HBGunnerUSMC

I served overseas in Iraq and I am proud to say that I love this country no matter how messed up it seems to people. This country is in need of more men like Officer Dunn. Willing to put it all on the line to make the world a little bit safer at night. What if every person who has posted a comment on here had to step into his shoes and a perp pulled a gun and fired at them? What would they do? Food for though everyone....

 

M2HBGunnerUSMC

I also agree with Joker and Bottom.line. It seems as if people are forgetting that an officer of the law that has worked diligently to keep the city of Sandusky from going bananas has DIED! This day and tomorrow are not meant to be used bickering over whether the cops are having to pay to use cruisers or whatever these people are discussing on this forum. These next few days are meant solely for reflection and respect. What if this suspect did not shoot a police officer but someone's grandmother or someone's teenage daughter? Would it be more meaningful to the people commenting and bashing policemen and women? I am a proud father and I would be infuriated if someone were speaking as ill about my children the way they are speaking of Andy on here. He was a father of two beautiful boys and a husband and also a son. Please show a bit more respect in what you write on here. If you have nothing better to do than to sit on your computer and bash a fallen officer, whydon't you go become a cop yourself and see how easy the job really ISN'T!!!!!! If you can't stand behind the police and back them in doing their jobs, please stand in front of  them and make yourself useful.....

West

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M2HBGunnerUSMC

@West

really? wtf does her financial status have to do with anything? Get a life and do something positive for the community. Sheesh....

bama

Where in the world did you come up with that inflated amount? Try maybe 25,000 which is the standard life insurance policy for public servants. And much like it none of anyones business what your finacial status is it really is none of YOURS or anyones elses business what her Financial status is.  Police Officers are taxpaying citizens as well who also have the same debts as the person standing next to them.

Dick-Tracey.

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turner915

Hey WEST!  If you're so concerned about that fundraiser.....For Ms. Johnson, be PRO-ACTIVE not RE-ACTIVE!  Do something big mouth!  ANd how DARE you represent a financial value to that family!  You are so agregious!  Get a job defending murderers!

Kottage Kat

I do not live in Sandusky or Erie County, I am so encouraged by the community support shown the Dunn and Busco families. Please do not let the pettiness override the charitable hearts and deeds.

The Officers who will be here tomorrow to show their love and respect for their fallen brother and his family and his Dept, will be giving far more than some od the posters here are capable of. This is not the time nor the place to quibble about the financial status of those officers. The outpouring of love for the Dunn family and the SPD by those who were capable of so doing has been wonderful. Tomorrow line the streets along the funeral route and show your love as the community Ofc. Andrew Dunn served proudly, and with devotion and dedication. Give back to Andy what he paid the ultimate sacrifice for, as he watches down on ALL of you, make him proud he served you and reassure him he did not die in vain. look up smile wave at Andy, and say THANK YOU Andy, well done good and faithful servant.

Thank you.                                        kat;}

Dick-Tracey.

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cassidy00

I have read through almost all of the postings for the stories that have been posted on this horrific murder.  I am appalled at the reaction from many of the people in this town towards what happened.  I grew up in the area, but no longer live here.  I have always been sad that I wasn't living where I grew up, but the reaction from the people in this area has made me happy I don't live there any more.  Where I live now, we had an officer killed while on duty in kind of the same way Officer Dunn was killed last weekend.  While I know there were disagreements on what happened here, everyone understood the fact that an Officer of the law was killed doing his job.

My question to the people of Sandusky is this: what would have happened if the officer had been black and the killer had been white?  It shouldn't matter what race, color or creed anyone is.  What should matter is the fact that an officer of the law was doing his job...one that he loved.  The person who killed him knew he shouldn't have had a gun on him and so he was breaking the law.  Rather than being a man and admitting he was in the wrong, he shot an officer who was paid to protect the city and up hold its laws. 

Someone made the comment earlier that they need to buy new bullet proof vests for the officers.  While that is a great idea, a bullet proof vest only works when the bullet hits the vest.  It doesn't work very well when somone lifts it up and fires a shot into your back (which did happen).

 

Another person made the comment how people didn't raise money when when his brother DIED in THE WAR.  I too had a good friend die in the war from the area...and we did raise money.  Did you try and set something up to raise money?  If you did, then I am sorry no money was raised for your brother.  No one tries to intentionally forget people who are killed in war or in the line of duty.  If you didn't set something up, then please do not complain that no money was raised.  Anyone can attempt to raise money for a fallen soldier or officer.   

It truly makes me sad to sit here and read the comments that are being made right now.  I loved the area I grew up in and even hoped one day to raise my own kids there.  Sadly enough though, I wouldn't want to expose them to the hatred that is brewing in Sandusky right now.  Spewing names and accusations will not change what took place last weekend...nor will it change the future for the better.  Now is the time to take a look at what you want the future to look like in Sandusky and be the change you want to see in the world.  Please don't take my words as trying to take fault off the killer (I still believe he deserves to be punished).  What I am saying though is to stop nit picking at each other and move on.   I am sure people are going to bash everything I say and you are each entitled to your own opinion, but it is hard for someone to have an unbiased opinion when they are living in the everyday turmoil of the incident. 

God Bless Officer Dunn and his family!  May he watch you all the rest of your days and keep you safe.

Dick-Tracey.

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M0mmyTiff

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concerned citezen

 

If you are referring to me on your post. I can ASSURE you, ALL money I am raising from my benefit auction is going STRAIGHT to Officer Dunn's wife! NOT all people are out here trying to make up fake auctions and fundraisers to keep the money for themselves. I am good friends with Detective Orzach's wife, she is going to be hand delviering all of my proceeds I make to Julie herself.

 

thank you!

Dick-Tracey.

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Dick-Tracey.

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RUKidding

Sandusky Register, the comments on this story need to be shut down. It's one thing for people to spew their opinions and messages of hate on a story such as Randleman possibly facing the death penalty. It is a complete nother to do it here. This is an article informing people that are interested how they can help and people are using it for their own soapbox, agenda, and hate.

I for one do not care if a police officer takes his car for the procession for a fellow officer. That is appropriate. It would be inappropriate to do otherwise. If he happens to be on the clock while he attends the funeral than so be it but I highly doubt it. Although I'm sure they are I don't feel that an officer should feel obligated to offer his pay for the day to the charity's especially seeing as how all of the hate and venom that has been spewed on these pages, these officers may be putting themselves in danger by simply attending the funeral of a fallen commerade.

Also do NOT pretend to know exactly how his wife is going to be handling her life at this point. You have no idea what she is going through, what she will be going through and how she will handle it all. This woman's sheer ability to carry on in the months to come will be testiment to her strength.

As far as his police record, any of you that are concerning yourself with that should be ashamed. There is not a single person in the world that doesn't have a single blemish on their personel file. If he was doing his job appropriately then it would be assumed that he is going to have the occassional complaint because of the people out there that just think "the man" is out to get them.

This man was clearly a good man who touched a lot of people and this is not the page for anybody to be making the comments that they are regarding him, other police officers, or their family.

pillowpants

I personally know 6 police officers who will be attending this funeral on their own dime while in full uniform and donating some money to the family. And as far as soldiers dying serving their country. I thank them and their family for their sacrafice to this great nation. I thank any man or woman who has ever suited up to protect the intrest of our nation( military) and our home soil ( police officers.) Concernedcitizen, you state that when you become a police officer you know there is a risk of dying in the line of duty. Well, the same argument can be made for a young man or woman joining the military. Point is these brave men and women who put on a uniform to protect us, military or police, need to be respected, honored and God forbid if something happens, their families need to be taken care of.  You sound as if you have a personal grudge against Officer Dunn and police officers in general. You can deny this, but all your post speak for themselves. Shame on you.Your silly little remarks are childish at best. "Stone cold 3:16". Really? wrestling phrases? wow.

Dick-Tracey.

@pillow pants sure hope they use their own vechiles or will they be using taxpayers vechiles? police vechiles are paid for by taxpayers taxpayers even maintain these vechiles up keep.

 

Exxcellent

This poor excuse of a newspaper needs to DISABLE  ALL COMMENTS for any article about Officer Dunn. He is a hero, leave it rest and let him rest in peace.

srreader

Ok, I have to comment. I have been biting my lip trying not to, but this is completely out of hand. Fund raisers are not an obligation on anyone's part. They are voluntary. The people that hold them are usually close to the family that lost a loved one. If a family has lost a member due to war or violence or a serious illness it is not the responsiblity of the community to hold a benefit. It is something that is offered, not something that is to be expected. 

Any money received by the Dunn family is offered at your own discretion. No one is forcing anyone to donate. No one is standing over you making you give money to this family. Do so only if you feel you want to do something.

I can say, I have been where this family is. I can also say that no amount of life insurance is going to make it worth those young boys going through life without a father. Even if they receive Mr. West's amount of $250,000, think about it. If a man working to provide for his family makes $50,000 a year that is only 5 years of income to them. Is that enough to get them through everything they are going to need in the next 18 years. NO!  These young boys lost a father, no amount of money is going to change that.

Dick-Tracey.

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sash

Enough already! Why all the hate? If you don't want to donate money, then don't! Bringing up another Officer's misconduct and trying to tar Officer Dunn with the same brush is disgusting. Using that logic, one of the previous posters (and his fellow brother's in arms) would be labeled murderers and rapists because there are other soldiers who have been convicted of these crimes! What an absurd comparison. And as to why there were no fund raisers for other individuals who died- apparently no one was willing to make the effort. Got a problem with that, then look in the mirror for someone to blame! Why didn't YOU set up an account for donations? There are some people posting that have some serious anger issues. Time to see a therapist and address the real issues behind the anger and hate instead of taking it out on everyone else.

Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch who delights in nursing it in his bosom.
Giacomo Casanova

 

Dick-Tracey.

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boater74

@The Sandusky Register-Just because you're online doesn't mean you have to open up blogs for people to post on.  You have the power to quiet down some of the negativity by turning off the blogs.

CrowtownNow

 PLEASE! Let's give this story back it's original purpose... to inform of any fundraisers that are available to those who DESIRE to take part.  This story was to provide a public service, many of us wanted to know how we could pay tribute and express our gratitude to a fallen officer and his family.  If you aren't interested... fine, you have every right not to give, it's of free will.  But, why come to this particular topic and disparage the fundraising and the police?  You have a right to your views and opinions but please be more tactful in when and where you post them.  This topic is CERTAINLY not the place.

 God Bless All Who Serve 

cockynurse

 This is awesome with all of the donations!  Ohio Bike Week is going to bring in a load of money that I am sure will certainly help out the family!

Dick-Tracey.

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Dick-Tracey.

@nomoreFREErides you would know im just like you 

2 thumbs up

sash

NOmoreFREErides - Two thumbs up!!

tk

Why are you people making something hateful and nasty out of a nice story about fund-raisers for Officer Dunn's family?  If people want to donate, that's great.  If they don't want to donate or cannot afford to donate that is their business.  As far as the use of police cars, I do not care who pays even if it is the taxpayers.  Officer Dunn deserves the honor and respect this shows.  Stop with the pettiness and selfishness.

Centauri

West commented of why community fundraisers were not established for the four children of the late Vivian Johnson who lost their mother via a drive-by shooting in the streets of Sandusky

I do recall that incident many years ago. Wasn't Caston the actual shooter? Didn't Caston work at a high paying job at the local Ford plant?

Feel free to contact me through this newspaper, West.

Officer Dunn was a policeman who had a very dangerous job of upholding the law. The police have a very dangerous job when they engage criminals, especially criminals with known past violent criminal backgrounds.

I follow your comments, West. Feel free to contact me with a PM. I am a very open minded person and open to comments, ideas, questions or suggestions. All information is strictly confidential.

RUKidding

@Concerned

You must be the most desprespectful useless example of a human I have ever seen. That comment regarding the candy and the Gyro's was completely out of line. With the attitude you have I really hope that someday you really need help because believe me, the day will come. The day always comes and I hope that when the police/ems/fire show... they know exactly who you are because believe me. They are all brothers in arms.

Kottage Kat

How could anyone looks at that picture, and not feel some compassion. Knowing that a family has been torn apart, the SPD forever changed, and a community is in mourning. God Bless those who want to donate, create fund raisers, and just stand by the path of the funeral procession to show you care.

The crass and ignorant will always be with us. Bet your nasty hate filled comments make you feel all "warm and fuzzy"-----NOT.

I will be there tomorrow with my hand on my heart and tears in my eyes for the tragic loss of this family, the SPD, and your community. Let there be Peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.

kat;}

Kottage Kat

How could anyone looks at that picture, and not feel some compassion. Knowing that a family has been torn apart, the SPD forever changed, and a community is in mourning. God Bless those who want to donate, create fund raisers, and just stand by the path of the funeral procession to show you care.

The crass and ignorant will always be with us. Bet your nasty hate filled comments make you feel all "warm and fuzzy"-----NOT.

I will be there tomorrow with my hand on my heart and tears in my eyes for the tragic loss of this family, the SPD, and your community. Let there be Peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.

kat;}

Dick-Tracey.

lets not forget randleman has family also

he is innocent until proven guilty in a court of LAW

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turner915

I now regret my knee-jerk reaction commentaries here.  I agree this is about the wonderful people and organizations for the family.  I am happy for the good people that remind me of what needs to be first and foremost!  Too much emotion, jussst needs to be re-directed!  Thank you all!

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MINE

I could care less if they pay every single one of these officers....they ALL deserve it....every single dime!   The proof is right here....one of them is now gone.   Pay them....pay them double time!   ;)  I will be out there waiting for the procession...with love and appreciation for each and every one of you.

Thank you so much Officer Dunn for your altimate sacrifice protecting us ALL!   R.I.P.    :'(

JOKER....If you hear anything about how to get a decal....please post....I would love to have one.   Maybe they are just for police officers?  Could be.

 

 

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i want 2 know why the register deleted mine when alot of people on here used  profanity. now that is messed up. like i said before concerned citezen shut ur mouth don't nobody want 2 hear u runnin off at the gums anymore.=) there register is that better

M0mmyTiff

 Thanks Tiffany for adding up the totals so far!

My auction is going GREAT!! There are over 100 items in it!!

It is ending tomorrow at 8pm. I can't wait to see how much we will have raised for Officer Dunn's family :)

M0mmyTiff

 Yeah Sandusky Register, you should put "Tiffany's Auction" in there :) I have raised as of right now $1441.00 for Officer Dunn's family! The auction ends tomorrow night. So will have a grand total tomorrow night :)

WaterStreetCooncat

 Also the SPD are selling window stickers & yard signs that can also be used for your home window. Not sure, but I think they are not available after 5pm weekdays. Go into the police station & call dispatcher to buy yours. Stickers are $10.00 each.  Be careful if you put them on your vehicle though, every soulless thug in town may target you & I also. Godspeed Andy.

turner915

I personally can't wait to get my shirt! I have donated on different occasions, but the one thing I  DO know is that it isn't about ME!  So I am very thankful and grateful to the people and orginizations that are doing their best to do what they can to "GIVE" to the Dunn family.  Sorely, they are in need.  The donations and anything that they receive are only in vain of what their true loss represents.  The fact that a person can blog about what another officer may receive in pay for attendance or representing our community for our fallen brother only makes me realize what cowardice survives in the minds of trolls!  God BLESS our serving officers from all departments and neighboring communities that will be present and otherwise for Office Andy Dunn's ceemonies and memorial.  I am so saddened by the belittling of this tragedy by others mindless opinions.

RIP Officer Dunn.  My sympathy and respects to your family.

My respects also go out to the Departments (esp. SPD) that continue to create a safe and less volitile world for us, certainly your job is not one that I would desire!

God Bless You All!

MINE

I noticed that there are 2 different T-shirt fundraisers...are they the same T-shirt?  I plan on going tomorrow to get one ordered...

dmh13

No they are not, one is through the FOP and the costs range from $10-$14 depending on size.  All monies from this fundraiser goes to the family as the shirts were donated by the FOP.  The other is a different fundraiser; these shirts run $20 each, and I believe $15.50 from each sale goes to the family.

 

thinktwice

There are some really nice Stickers being sold at the Excuses bar in Sandusky/Perkins. They are $10 each.

And No I don't frequent or know the owners/employees of the bar. I saw one and asked where they got it.

 

Lucius

This article is supposed to be about how the community is coming together to honor a fallen hero and help his family in this sad and difficult time.

I ask people to have some respect and refrain from posting absurd and pathetic comments that detract from the memory of a member of our community that made the ultimate sacrifice for our benefit. This is a time to honor Officer Dunn's memory and be their to support his family as they mourn.

I ask "concerned CITEZEN" to just stop posting things on this page. 

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turner915

so you know.................

turner915

donating???  really "CONCERNED"  you're a trip!  I hate the fact that I give you room......but we all know you're a liar!

unknown730

concerned citizen, IF you had a real job that came with a pay check then you would already know that $13-$16 an hour does NOT provide a family of four a house payment, car payments, insurance, phone, utilities, doctor bills, school costs, food, daycare, and fuel. any person who puts on a uniform to defend his people and risk his life should be paid based on that, and $16 an hour is not enough. with all your free time that you have to sit on this website all day and bash a fallen officer, how about you go get an education and learn how to spell, you truthfully look like a moron.

 

typist316

To all the idiots on here concerned about police attending the funeral tomorrow on the taxpayer's dime,

We, the taxpayers, are paying that thug Randleman's medical bills plus all the money it is gonna cost to prosecute this punk! 

I will gladly pay for our officers to pay their respects!!

 

 

 

xbucki

@typist316

VERY VERY WELL SAID!!!!!!

AMEN

Dick-Tracey.

register thought this was a discussion board not a place to solicite money?

My Name Says

GO AWAY! concerned citezen

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register where was it violated?

totallyamazed

Here's an article on how you can help this family in need and there is pettiness about how monies are spent.  Think about this young family for a moment and realize what they must be going through at this time, then put youself in their shoes.

 

'bout breaks my heart in two.  I'm happy to be able to help these folks.  And my prayers are with you.

eriemom

 To anyone reading this article: Ignore negative posts. They were caused by one Randleman friend:

concerned citezen, and one ignorant cat. Both like nothing better than to cause anger and pain.

Dick-Tracey.
pillowpants

Real American Hero, just like officer Dunn and anyone else who wears a uniform to go to work.

Dick Tracey
 

There is a Free Randleman Facebook page started, let's not confuse that with actual monies being donated.

The page has 127 friends, I'd say if they each donated $10,000 that would get them enough to obtain a real lawyer on retainer. Of course later down the road when it was time to start paying for forensics and medical experts, they are each going to have to come up with another $10,000. 

After doing the math on this, I think it is safe to say that the "accussed" is going to have to stick with the "free" lawyer.

Unless these "Friends of Free Randleman" are going to get a second mortage, cash in their 401K's or sell their Escalades, I think were safe.

Rest assured, it is "free" to spread your hatred on Facebook, but collecting money from a thug is much harder. 

Having said that, the Rotary put a simple bucket on a table in as impromptu, collection site and collected well over $5,000 for Dunn's children, in a matter of three short hours! Also, my friend from PNC said people are driving through the drive throughs at PNC and just tossing money in the containers, asking for no receipts and just drivng away on a steady basis!

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Kottage Kat

Life is full of choices. Give if you choose, or choose not to give. If choices had not been made, good and bad please remember, the charity of those who have set up fund raisers would not be necessary.

Those whose comments reflect the stone coldness of their hearts and support of a person whose senseless stupidity created the events of the past few days. I am not racist, having seen the actions of a few could certainly give me reason to be. Sickens me to think that these people are part of the human "race".

They are indeed showing their true colors.

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Dick-Tracey.

how is it personel attacks its the truth register

singlemomohio

The t-shirts from Shirt Shack are awesome! RIP Andy we all have another angel watching over us, God Bless the Dunn family, all police officers, and friends.

MINE

So sad....very nice tribute.   GOD Bless each and every one of our public servants.   Could we please get 2 officers per patrol car?!   please listen.

http://wlec.basohio.com/

Bailey

I had problems understanding WHY, WHY did Officer Dunn get murdered? Then I found this report which answers a lot of questions I had. 

http://www.fox8.com/videobeta/bdbe4d93-0bb2-4fe3-995d-8acbdf5b864c/News/Dashcam-Surveillance-Video-Captures-Shootout

Thank goodness for Matt interviewing Dannie Edmon.  SHAME on you DANNIE! Watching this video I've linked to makes me disgusted in the racist possition you took with Matt and everyone in the City of Sandusky.  Today I watched on WOIO the funeral and there was a beautiful little Black girl, crying and telling the camera person that the Dunn's little children no longer had a daddy, THAT IS WHAT ITS ABOUT DANNIE, its NOT about you turning this into a racist issue as you tried to do with Matt, telling us that the Register was wrong to tell the truth! I do have issues with the Register but they have done about the best coverage ANY newpaper could have ever done and it was FAIR.  ITS ABOUT MURDER Dannie and THANKFULLY MATT allowed you to show us exactly what you believe. 

Jackie Collins, another fellow Sanduskian who happens to be black  was also interviewed and stated that she was there to HONOR a man who protects us and GAVE his life for US, no racisim involved. These and many more understands what this is about, MURDER and not racisim. After watching fellow Blacks  I must say I'm encouraged! I was begining to believe Dannie was representive of the majority of us Blacks because he said his views are what he's HEARD from fellow African Americans. Well, Dannie, I suggest you GET NEW FRIENDS!!!  It seems that the only real minority is yours and your friends bigotness. 

RIP office Dunn............  RIP.

Dick-Tracey.

@ bailey

you truly must be uneducated what do you mean by BLACKS (thats just as bad as saying the "N" word)

the proper term is AFRICIAN AMERICAN were you not tought that in school?

unknown730

more like african CAUCASIAN american, since most of them have white mommies

clementine

@ Bailey - I don't always agree with you, but your last post at 8:53 p.m. tonight was spot on!  Dannie certainly showed his true color, no pun intended.  I was ashamed for our community to have him speaking with Matt.  I hope no outsiders saw this video.  God bless the people who want us to live as a community in peace, understanding differences  make us unique, and recognizing we may not always agree but we should stll be compassionate toward others' views.

babykitten1230

 

 

Hello everyone.

 

 

 My name is Leigh Ann Ferguson. I am an Avon Sales Rep.

 

 I am donating 10% of EACH purchase to the Erie County Humane Society.

 I am also donating 10% of EACH purchase to The Andrew S Dunn family.

 

 If you have any  questions..... Please email me......

Dick-Tracey.

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West
DEATH PENALTY DEBATE

The death penalty is just so last millennium!

Most countries have abolished the death penalty altogether; most others use it rarely if ever; and a clear majority have supported a UN Resolution against the death penalty in each of the last three years (in 2010 the majority was 109 vs 41). However, a few - including China, the USA, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan - still regularly put people to death.

Most supporters of the death penalty believe that it is justified one or more of the following grounds: (i) as a means of retribution (ie they should die because they deserve to die); (ii) as a deterrent to others; (iii) to prevent any danger of re-offending; (iv) because it's cheaper than keeping people in prison.

Opponents object to the death penalty on one or more of the following grounds: (i) killing someone is always wrong, and two wrongs can never make a right; (ii) there is in fact no evidence of a deterrent effect; (iii) life without parole is just as effective a way to prevent someone reoffending as executing them; (iv) saving money can never be a justification for taking someone's life; and finally, (v) mistakes are bound to happen, and that means people being put to death for a crime they didn't commit (imagine if that were you or someone you loved).

What's your view - should we keep the death penalty or consign it to the trash can of history?

eriemom

Bailey: Good posted hyperlink. I have thought all along that the videos should not be made public. KRs people want it made public to taint the jury pool. I am having second thoughts about keeping the trial local. I wonder about the jury in KR's first murder trial.