(CBS) — After last week’s tragic shooting of Dallas police officers, some of their counterparts in Chicago have stepped up to show they care, in a very big way.
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“Anytime an officer is murdered anywhere in the country, we send a minimum of two officers,” says Chicago Police Officer Rick Cabellero of Brotherhood for the Fallen.
But when five officers were gunned down in Dallas, the Chicago-based group sent a total of 27 officers to comfort the families of the fallen and wounded.
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“These guys take time from their families … to go out there and honor these officers. They do a great job,” Cabellero says.
Their support has not just been emotional. In three days, through texts, emails and the organization’s Facebook page, they raised $50,000.
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Since 2010, the organization’s 250 members have attended 207 funerals of officers that were murdered in the line of duty. The Brotherhood for the Fallen is joining forces with the FOP, the Police Chaplains Ministry, the100 Club of Chicago, and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and other organizations, to raise an additional $100,000 for the families of the Dallas officers.