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Trumbull Police Rally For Stricken Brother

Trumbull Police Officers, AFSCME Local 145, on the day shift.

Trumbull Police Officers, members of Local 1745 of Council 4 AFSCME, have rallied in unique fashion around a fellow officer who is courageously fighting cancer.

Througout December, Trumbull police grew beards or goatees to honor Michael Borucki, a 19-year veteran of the force. They also have helped Borucki and his family in other meaningful ways, including rides to medical appointments and a Benefit Dinner on Jan. 8.

"The Trumbull Police Union and its members thank our families, friends, and community for the fantastic support we received in making “Beards for Borucki” an immensely successful event," said Local 1745 President and Trumbull Police Detective Robert Coppola. "The venue was packed to capacity with people who support Mike and his family."

The outpouring of support has meant the world to Borucki, his wife Christine and their two sons.

“It means a whole lot that they’re going all out for me,” Borucki told the Trumbull Times. “They’re like my brothers and sisters — we rely on each other for all needs, both work and personal, and this is a tremendous display of how close a bond we have together.”

Trumbull Police Union members followed up the Benefit Dinner with a Shave-Off to trim their beards and goatees.

"It is important for us to show Mike and his family that we support his fight against cancer and rallying around him helped to lift his spirits and give him the hope he deserves to defeat this disease. We’re proud to call him a brother and a friend," Coppola added.

People and/or businesses can still donate to Mike’s family’s trust fund. All donations can be made payable to:

David A. Wilson, Trustee
P.O. Box 130
Trumbull, CT 06611
Attn: Trumbull Police Union Local 1745

AFSCME Local 1745 members on the night shift also supporting Michael Borucki.

Be sure to scroll down to Additional Resources to read the Trumbull Times article, "Beards for Borucki."

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