Updated: August 05, 2022 05:03 AM
Created: July 23, 2022 03:16 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A walk on Saturday that starts at Greece Ridge Mall will honor the memory of fallen RPD Officer Tony Mazurkiewicz and raise money for his family.
The walk starts at 9:15 a.m. and is organized by Operation Patriot Foundation, an upstate New York organization that organizes events to honor first responders. You can register starting at 8 a.m. at the mall's food court.
There will be a ceremony honoring Officer Mazurkiewicz's service, with guest speakers including Patty Pierson, sister of fallen RPD Officer Daryl Pierson. A minimum donation of $10 per person is requested. The first 100 participants who donate $25 or more will receive a memorial T-shirt.
This will be the third Operation Patriot Foundation charity walk held at the mall. Hundreds joined the “Walk for RPD Officer Daryl Pierson” in 2014, raising $10,000 for the Pierson family. Hundreds also joined the ”Walk for W. Webster Firefighters" in 2013. That walk raised almost $4,000 for the families of volunteer firefighters and for police officers.
Other local groups have started fundraisers to honor Officer Tony Mazurkiewicz and Officer Sino Seng, who was injured in the July 21 ambush that killed Mazurkiewicz.
The Rochester Police Foundation has set up a donations page for the children of Officer Tony Mazurkiewicz and to help Officer Sino Seng recover from his injuries.
The Rochester Police Union Locust Club has also set up a donation page for the family of Officer Mazurkiewicz. They're also accepting letters of condolences for the family.
All branches of Canandaigua National Bank are also accepting donations for the family of Officer Mazurkiewicz.
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