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Police union establishes fund to benefit injured officer

The Anchorage Police Department Employees Association today announced that it has established a fund to benefit Officer Jean Mills, who was shot multiple times early Wednesday morning while making a routine traffic stop.

Residents who would like to contribute to the fund can visit any KeyBank location and reference the fund for Officer Mills. Mills underwent several hours of surgery Wednesday and is expected to recover from her injuries.

"The people of Anchorage gave generously to the family of Officer Allen back in January, and the expression of support for Officer Mills and the department since Wednesday has been extremely meaningful for all of Anchorage's police employees," said Derek Hsieh, president of APDEA. "Because of this generosity, we've been able to raise additional reward funds to help us solve violent crimes in Anchorage."

Donors can find KeyBank locations online at http://www.key.com.

The Anchorage Police Department Employees Association represents more than 500 employees at the Anchorage Police Department, which is the largest law enforcement agency in Alaska. APDEA is the city's second-largest bargaining unit and a major supporter of youth activities and victim advocacy charities in Anchorage.

More information about APDEA can be found at http://www.apdea.org.

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