RFD hosts 'Sauce for a Cause' pasta dinner for RPD

Updated: December 12, 2019 11:25 PM
Created: December 12, 2019 10:48 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Firefighters Association hosted a homemade pasta dinner on Thursday night.

Proceeds went to benefit the families of Officer Manny Ortiz and Officer Denny Wright.


Ortiz died last month after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while driving to work.

Wright is still recovering from a stabbing attack on the job in October.

The firefighters organizing the event say it’s a way to give back to the police department.

"We're constantly on calls with them,” Rochester Firefighter Thomas DaRin said. “They always have our back, now it's time for us to have theirs. They provide a different service obviously so we can't always help them out, but this is one way that we can help them out is come together for a good cause."

The firefighters say the community really came together.

They’re thanking the department, Wegmans and Barilla for all the food.

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