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Police Raise Money for Soldier Injured in Iraq

Police Raise Money for Soldier Injured in Iraq

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(KSL News) -- For all of you who received a speeding ticket today, just know police officers do have a heart, or at least they do in Bountiful.

Officers found out today one of their colleagues' sons was injured in Iraq during military duty. They donated money from their association fund to the family of officer Tony Lofgren, who is in New Jersey himself training with the National Guard. In just four hours, they got $2,800.

Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross said, "We're a family here and we come together to help each other out."

Nate Gunderson with the Bountiful Police Department said, "Having the feeling that I'm helping them, it's a great feeling."

The family's son, David Lofgren, was in an ambush. He is suffering from burns on his body and shrapnel in his feet. However, doctors think he can make a full recovery after lengthy rehabilitation process.

Lofgren is being flown to a Texas hospital for care.

His large family is hoping to raise enough money that all of them can go with him.

A fund has been set up at any American First Credit Union, under the Lofgren Family Charitable Fund.

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