A national charity says it will donate funds to help the families of the two police officers fatally shot in Iowa in ambush-style attacks this week.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Friday that it would help the families of Des Moines Sgt. Anthony Beminio and Urbandale Officer Justin Martin.
The foundation also said it would pay off the mortgage on Beminio’s home.
The suspect in the attacks, Scott Greene, was ordered held on $10 million bond on Friday. He’s been charged with first-degree murder.
Police have asked that donations be made to the Des Moines Police Officers’ Credit Union. CEO Andy Fogle says the credit union has received more than 800 online donations so far.
Iowa-based grocery store chain Hy-Vee has pledged $25,000 to each officer’s family.