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Group raising money for fallen ATF agent John Capano's family

Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent John Capano,

Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent John Capano, who was shot dead in the aftermath of a pharmacy robbery in Seaford on Dec. 31, 2011, in an undated file photo. (Credit: AP)

The Long Island chapter of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association is raising funds for the family of fallen ATF Officer John Capano.

Capano, a Massapequa resident, was shot accidentally on New Year’s Eve by a retired Nassau County police officer while Capano was struggling with a robbery suspect at Charlie’s Family Pharmacy in Seaford. Capano, who was 51, was pronounced dead at Nassau University Medical Center. The ATF agent and explosives expert left behind a wife and two children.

“Now the public can help the family of a hero with their support,” Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Steve Clarke, the Long Island chapter’s president, said in a statement.

Those wishing to help the Capano family can mail checks to the FLEOA Foundation, John Capano Fund, P.O. Box 1306, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, the release said.

The chapter held a fundraising event at Mulcahy’s Pub and Music Hall in Wantagh last week, a news release from the chapter said.

Above: John Capano


Tags: Massapequa , John Capano , ATF , officer , fund , linowtweet

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