PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Here’s your chance to help the Philadelphia Police officer who was ambushed and shot in the line of duty Thursday night in West Philly.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover any additional expenses while Officer Jesse Hartnett continues to recover.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In West Oak Lane Leaves Man Dead, 2 Women Exiting Funeral Services At Church Injured, Philadelphia Police Say
He was shot three times and suffered a broken arm. Police Commissioner Richard Ross says he has a long road to recovery.READ MORE: Memorial Day Weekend In Philadelphia Is In Full Swing As Local Residents Attend Fireworks At Penn's Landing
So the fundraiser was set up by the family of one of Officer Hartnett’s Coast Guard shipmates. The goal was to raise $15,000. Over half of that was raised in the first 24 hours alone.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: 90's Arrive For Memorial Day
The page says all funds will be given to the officer’s family.