Fundraising Campaign for Deceased Bristol Police Officer Exceeds $30,000

Thursday, June 18, 2015


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Richard Jean-Georges.

A GoFundMe page set up in memory of Richard Jean-Georges, the Bristol Police Patrolman who was found dead in Costa Rica, has raised more than $30,000. 

The crowdsourced fundraising page was originally created on June 9, after Jean-Georges was reported missing and was going to be used to help alleviate the cost of family members traveling down to Costa Rica to help in the search. 

Once Jean-Georges' body was found off the coast of Jacó, a resort city in Costa Rica, the page turned into a haven of loving comments, support, and donations. Slightly more than 350 individuals have donated to the fundraising campaign so far.

The original fundraising goal for the campaign was set at $10,000.

Jean-Georges In Memoriam

According to Jean-Georges’ obituary, the 29-year-old man attend the University of Alaska and then transferred to the University of Rhode Island where he graduated with a degree in communications and minor in English. 

After working for a short period of time as a Loan Officer at Citizens Bank, Jean-Georges become a member of the Bristol Police Department. 

His funeral is set to be held on June 19 at 8 A.M. at the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home in Warwick. A service will be held at 10 A.M. in the Christian Hill Community Church in West Warwick, after which Jean-Georges will be buried at the Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery.


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