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Fundraiser held for LAPD in military

September 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A fundraiser for a Los Angeles police officer and U.S. Marines veteran wounded in Afghanistan was held Thursday night.Josh Cullins, 28, was serving as part of the explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) team in Afghanistan when a 15-pound roadside bomb he was trying to diffuse blew up.

He has since rejoined the force in Los Angeles, but community members and fellow officers planned Thursday's event to raise awareness about police officers serving in the military and to raise funds for the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation, which helps soldiers injured trying to diffuse bombs.

"Josh is one Marine that we did this for," said musician J.Hunter Ackerman, who performed the song, "Welcome Home," which he wrote for the 50 LAPD officers on military leave from the department.

Many businesses at the Farmers Market, where the event was held, donated a portion of their proceeds Thursday to the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation.


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