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Topic - Shahram Fard
Relatives, friends, and a few hundred unofficial family members turned out in Old Town Alexandria on Sunday to support a police officer critically injured in the line of duty.
"When we started it, it wasn't for one particular thing," said Capt. Shahram Fard, a member of the executive board of the Alexandria Police Association, which took the lead on the event. "We didn't know if Peter was going to make. We were all thinking [the funds] could be for a funeral."
"We've gotten donations from $3,000 up to $25,000," he said.