The wife and five children of slain 40-year-old Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals still grieve, but perhaps the pain was a tiny bit easier to bear this Tuesday, knowing that the Jewish community he gave his life to protect also made an effort to give something back.
The leadership of the Orthodox Jewish communities in New Jersey and New York joined with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop to present a check for $47,000 to the family.
The check was accepted on behalf of the family by Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association President Carmine Disbrow.
The money was raised within two months with the participation of 1,400 donors in a fundraising campaign held by the Chevra Kadisha of Flatbush following the horrific terror attack on a Jersey City kosher grocery that claimed the lives of three civilians: two Chassidic Jews and an additional Gentile man.
The fundraising campaign was held to show the Seals family the appreciation of the Jewish community for law enforcement and to honor the fallen hero, the New Jersey News Network reported.