NYPD detectives gift Disney World trip to girl who witnessed family’s murder
Half a dozen detectives who worked on the case were involved with fundraising
By Suzie Ziegler
NEW YORK — In April, a 9-year-old girl endured the unimaginable. As her father killed her mother and two sisters before turning the gun on himself, the young girl hid in a closet and called 911, police said. And while nothing can erase that horror, the NYPD detectives who worked the case are trying to make her world a little brighter.
According to The New York Post, detectives raised “several thousand dollars” to give the unnamed girl a trip to Disney World. The Detectives Endowment Association didn’t disclose the exact amount, but said it was enough to send the girl’s aunt, uncle, two cousins and grandma on the trip too. JetBlue contributed the plane tickets.
The officers also gave the child an American Girl doll, mini-shield and an honorary detective’s certificate, according to the report.
“New York City detectives always go above and beyond. That’s why they are the greatest detectives in the world,” DEA President Paul Digiacomo told The Post in a statement.
Detectives John Bartek, Erick Parks, Jean Louis, Trevor White, Rene Orrego and Det. Felicia Richards all helped with fundraising, the union said. The detectives were honored Friday during the DEA’s Detectives of the Month presentation, according to The Post.
Detectives John Bartek, Erick Parks and Jean Louis of the Brooklyn North Homicide Squad along with Detectives Trevor White and Rene Orrego of the 73 precinct and Det. Felicia Richards of PSA #2 were all honored and helped with the fundraising drive. https://t.co/dxD3uFnd8y— Detectives' Endowment Association (@NYCPDDEA) June 16, 2021