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Brief: VI 100 Club Donates $3,000 to Late Officer's Family


Feb. 3, 2008 — The VI 100 Club at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) donated $3,000 Friday to the family of Police Officer Akeem Basil Newton of St. Croix, who was killed on Jan. 20 in a car accident.
The club presented the check to Police Commissioner James McCall to acknowledge the community's deep appreciation to Newton and to assist the family with expenses related to his untimely death.
The VI 100 Club is a fund at CFVI created in 2005 by a concerned group of businessmen committed to keeping the community safe and to support those officers who protect it. Founding members William Graham, James Gallivan and Hurdle "Trip" Lea have been joined by other members of the community who are helping to build the assets of the VI 100 Club.
In February 2007, the club made a contribution to the family of St. Thomas Officer Ariel Frett, who was killed in the line of duty.
Donations to the fund are used to purchase life-protecting equipment for the V.I. Police Department that cannot be secured through budgeted funds, provide officer recognition and educational opportunities, and aid dependents of police officers who lose their lives in the line of duty. Persons wishing more information on making donations or who would like to become members of the VI 100 Club, please contact CFVI at 774-6031 or visit their website.
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