“One day Peter will be able to stand here and thank everyone himself.”
— Suzanne Laboy, wife of injured APD officer Peter Laboy.
The West End Business Association turned its April 4 monthly networking Happy Hour into a fundraiser for Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy and presented a check for $500 to Suzanne Laboy to kick off a year-long commitment to raise money for the injured officer and his family.
“My family and I are overwhelmed at the generosity of the community,” said Suzanne Laboy after being presented a check from WEBA president Peter Baldwin at the Hawthorn Suites Hotel. “I am so very grateful to WEBA and the many friends who have helped us during this challenging time.”
WEBA used the event to launch the fundraising campaign and pledged to match donations up to $500 made from its members on behalf of Peter Laboy.
Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille attended the event, saying “Miracles do happen and Peter is an example.”
Wrist bands honoring Peter Laboy were sold for $5 and will continue to be available at future WEBA events.
“I don't want to say much tonight,” Suzanne Laboy said. “This is Peter's story and one day Peter will be able to stand here and thank everyone himself.