Hundreds donate to fallen deputy's family as they receive a Helping Hand
Since the death of Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Kunze, there have been a lot of people that have reached out to his family and to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office. Eyewitness News and DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers have partnered up for the past year to lend a Helping Hand.
We're just thankful to Deputy Kunze's family and all the men and women that are out there serving," said Richard James with DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers. "It's been a heartbreaking story, but we're so thankful for the efforts that they make to keep us safe and keep our community safe. And we want to recognize them."
The were many others last Friday, who took time away from work and other obligations, to recognize Deputy Kunze during his funeral and processional.
People old and young, including the honor guard lined the streets, holding American flags as hundreds of men and women in blue across Kansas and surrounding states escorted their fallen brother to his final resting spot.
Alongside Richard James with DeVaughn James injury Lawyers we vistied Paul Zamorano with the Honore Adversis Foundation, which has been the primary agency collecting money for Deputy Kunze's family.
"The support has been overwhelming and everything, I assure you, will go ot Deputy Kunze and his family," said Zamorano.
Zamorano says Kunze is a hero, and losing him hits home for everyone who wears a badge.
Eyewitness News and DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers gave a $1,200 Helping Hand to go towards the Kunze family.
"Thank you very much," said Zamorano. Thank DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers and KWCH. We appreciate your support."
"Thanks for all you're doing and thanks for supporting the men and women that out there keeping us safe," said James. "We appreciate that."
And in one of the most touching expressions of support was the final radio call from Sedgwick County Dispatch for Deputy Kunze.
"Deputy Kunze made the ultimate sacrifice to protect his family, his friends and his community. Deputy Kunze, we wish you 10-7 and may you rest in peace. We will take it from here."
If you'd like to donate to Deputy Kunze's family, click
. It will take you to the Honore Adversis Foundation's website. There's a donation button on the right of the page.
if you'd like to help by buying a t-shirt. They will be available for sale starting Sept. 25, 2018.