Community comes together to help officer, father of 6 after stroke

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Lt. Praveen John has a wife and six children and is now unable to work. His fellow officer decided to do something to help.

NORWALK, Connecticut (WABC) -- A community in Connecticut is coming together to help a police officer who recently suffered a stroke.

Lt. Praveen John, 51, is a 30-year veteran of the Norwalk Police Department.

He was off-duty on Jan. 12 when he had a stroke and went into the hospital.

John has a wife and six children and is unable to work. So his friend and co-worker, Officer Lee Young, started a GoFundMe campaign to help John and his family.

"He made a lot of connections with the residents of our town and we have gotten such an outreach of support for him from everyone in the community and that is why they decided to start the GoFundMe," a department spokesman said.

So far, the campaign has raised more than $32,000.

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