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Jay Leno, Catholic Parish Team Up to Help Slain Police Officer’s Family


Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 04/24/16

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A great story, out of Kentucky:

It’s been a tough five months for the family of a fallen Richmond police officer. Officer Daniel Ellis was shot and killed during a robbery investigation in November. Since then, the community has found ways to support his family. Saturday Saint Mark Roman Catholic Church teamed up with a famous comedian to cheer up Daniel Ellis’ widow, Katie Ellis. Jay Leno was in Richmond Saturday night, joking around with Father Jim Sichko like they were old friends. The night of laughter raised money for the church and honored law enforcement. Katie Ellis attended the event. “It’s bittersweet, you know? I’d rather just be sitting on the couch with Daniel, but that can’t happen,” said Ellis. “So, I feel like the community is really healing with me.” This is the last year for the fundraiser called “An Evening Among Friends.” Former talk show host and comedian Jay Leno came to Richmond to help Father Jim raise money for the St. Mark Catholic Church and school, as well as the Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial Foundation. “You know everybody thinks the world is such a terrible place, but there are more good people than there are bad people and we hear about the bad people. You know, it’s like this police officer that was killed in the line of duty he was a good man,” said Jay Leno.

Read it all. And check out the video below.

Photo: WKYT

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