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It’s Time to Rally to Help a Wake Forest Police Officer Who Can Use Our Help

On Thursday I found out about a very tragic event. A new Wake Forest Police Officer suddenly lost his wife. He’s so new to the force that he’s not eligible for benefits yet. But this is where we can show karma how awesome we are as a special Town.

A friend of his started a fundraiser to help in this time of tragedy. It’s times like these that we all need to come together, put our differences aside and reach into our pocket to help. The Wake Forest News did. And now I challenge you to make your donation of any amount to help this public servant who will lay his life on the line to protect you.

The fundraising page can be found here.

According to the page put up by the friends of Dave Cohen this is what has happened:

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“Dave’s amazing wife, Jamie Cohen, just passed away today (March 19, 2015) after a very sudden and unexpected illness. Dave had just taken a new job in [Wake Forest], NC area so they could live close to Jamie’s family. They have 2 young boys, Asher and Mason, who are left without their mother who adored and loved them more than anything.

This fund raiser to to help Dave with any expenses he may need help with. Dave was a Senior Police Officer at Asheville Police Department when he accepted the new job in [Wake Forest]. The benefits he had at APD, including FMLA leave, terminated after his last day of employment. Since he began at Wake Forest PD less than a week ago, he does not yet qualify for benefits there.

Our brother, Dave, is grieving the unexpected loss of his beloved wife and mother of their precious boys. Let’s help him financially so at least a small burden can be lifted from his shoulders during this extremely difficult time. Times are tough, so anything is appreciated. If you are unable to give financially, prayers are appreciated! Also, please share this story with others who may be able to help this family.”

The fundraising page can be found here.


  1. So sorry for Dave Cohen in his time of loss of his wife.

  2. Sorry to hear this. God Bless. Gail & Jim Surles

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