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Dix says the community’s response has been overwhelmingly positive with donations and businesses wanting to show their support by providing breakfast and drinks to the officers attending services.
“Businesses and organizations from around the community, they have done nothing but have open arms for ourselves and for every police officer in the Dayton police department,” he said.
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As for monetary donations, there are two ways to donate:
Through the FOP Lodge 44 GoFundMe page and through the CODE Credit Union on West Monument Avenue. Checks must be made out to the Dayton FOP 44 Foundation with “Detective Del Rio” in the memo line.
Dix knows Tuesday will be hard and wants the Del Rio family to know they won’t go through this tragedy alone.
“Know that this FOP and every one of your brothers and sisters is behind you 100 percent. We are going to carry you through this and we are all going to get through this together,” he said.