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Fund To Help Central Coast Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty Tops $370,000, And Growing

(San Luis Obispo Police Department photo)
A GoFundMe account for the family of Luca Benedetti has raised more than $370,000 for the fallen officer's family as of Thursday afternoon.

More than 2500 have contributed

An effort to help the family of a Central Coast police detective who was shot, and killed in the line of duty this week has now raised more than $370,000.

The community has been rallying to support the family of San Luis Obispo Police Detective Luca Benedetti. He died Monday night, when a burglary suspect opened fire on a team of officers delivering a search warrant at his apartment. The gunman was wounded by the officers return fire, and investigators say he then killed himself.

Fellow officers set up a GoFundMe account to help the Benedetti family. More than 2500 people have donated money to the account, in amounts from a few dollars up to an $8000 contribution.

The 37-year-old officer is survived by his wife, and two children. You can find a link to the GoFundMe page at: