Columbus officers collect items for those affected by Hurricane Michael

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COLUMBUS (WCMH)–  Columbus police officers and the Fraternal Order of Police are collecting items to help out officers in Mexico City and Panama City Beach, Florida whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Michael. 

Columbus Officers said they wanted to help out fellow officers, who they feel have been forgotten. 

“Somebody has to support them, and who better to support them than their brothers and sisters in uniform,” said Peter Casuccio, CPD Officer.

Items collected so far include baby wipes, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and personal hygiene items. Officer Casuccio said items like tarps and blankets are in needed as well.
“You don’t have to wear a uniform to be a superhero. We’re all superheroes to some extent. If you see a need, feel a need,” said Casuccio.
Sunday is the final day they will be collecting items at police headquarters on Marconi. He will stay as long as people are bringing in items, but he plans to leave the beginning of next week. 

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