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State police union warns of fake fundraisers claiming to be for family of fallen TFC Aaron Pelletier – NBC Connecticut

The state police union said it has learned of several fake fundraisers claiming to raise money for the family of fallen State Trooper 1st Class Aaron Pelletier.

Pelletier was killed in the line of duty Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a pickup truck while conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 84 in Southington.

The Connecticut State Police union said several fundraising platforms were set up for Pelletier’s family, but they learned of several fake and unauthorized platforms.

The only approved fundraiser is a GoFundMe that members of Connecticut State Police Troop H created and the Pelletier family approved, according to state police.

You can find that here.

The union said members of the public who prefer to donate by check can send them to the State Police Union at 111 Founder’s Plaza, Suite 500, East Hartford, CT 06108.

“We are grateful for the time and memories we had with our brother Aaron. We will always remember Aaron’s infectious smile when he would light up a room. We will work hard to honor and pay tribute to him for the sacrifice he made to fulfill his oath as a state trooper. Please keep Trooper Pelletier, his family and his brother and sister State Troopers in your thoughts and prayers during this terribly sad time,” the union said in a statement.

Pelletier was survived by his wife, Dominique, two children, Troy, 5, and Zachary, 3, his brother, Michael Pelletier, his sister, Christine Outeiro, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Dianne. Pelletier.