For anyone wishing to help the family of Officer Peter Laboy, the Alexandria Police Association is coordinating efforts for individuals and organizations to show support or donate to the family.
“We have set up a Facebook page that will update everyone on Officer Laboy's progress and any specific requests of the family,” said APA board of directors trustee Capt. Shahram Fard.
Anyone wishing to make a cash donation can drop off a check at police headquarters at 3600 Wheeler Ave. or visit the APD website to donate through PayPal. Checks should be made out to the Alexandria Police Association (APA).
“We want people to know that 100 percent of everything we take in goes directly to the Laboy family,” Fard said. “There are no operating or overhead costs taken out.”
Two other ways to support the Laboy family will be through events taking place March 9 and 10.
Saturday, March 9: The APA will be collecting donations of cash, checks, non-perishable items or silent auction items from 9 a.m. to noon at APA headquarters at 3101 Colvin St. Suggested items include toilet paper, laundry soap, bottled water, chips, coffee, cereal, fruit, breakfast bars and milk. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 10: The APA will hold a fundraiser and silent auction from 3 to 6 p.m. at Virtue Feed and Grain at 106 S. Union St. Suggested donation at the door is $10 and food is included. Anyone wishing to donate items to the silent auction can email Laboyfundraiser@gmail.com.
Fard added a caution to anyone being solicited for donations on behalf of the Laboy family.
“There have been some unconfirmed reports of people being solicited by phone to donate to the Laboy family,” Fard said. “We are not doing that. There are no phone solicitations whatsoever being made on Officer Laboy's behalf.”
APA Facebook page for Officer Laboy:
Caring Bridge website updated by Laboy's wife Suzanne:
APD website to make a donation via PayPal:
To donate by mail:
Alexandria Police Association
c/o Peter Laboy
P.O. Box 1228
Alexandria, VA 22313
— Jeanne Theismann