Only On: Fallen Officer Scholarship Fund

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The widow of a murdered police officer  is doing her best to bring good to this tragedy and she asking for the public's help.

Cathy Clark doesn't want her husband forgotten and she wants to help keep alive a scholarship fund in his name.

Cleveland officer Robert Clark was killed July 4th weekend in 1998.

After his death police set up a scholarship fund in his name, helping the wife he left behind plus three kids, along with the families of other fallen officers.

So far the fund has given out nearly $200,000.

The big fundraiser every year is a motorcycle ride, but this year registration is way down--so Mrs. Clark is making some rare public comments.

"It's critical because when an officer is killed in the line of duty in Cuyahoga or parts of Summit Counties his family is given donations from this rally," said Cathy Clark.

"And so I'm hoping to get the word out to the community and let them know that my children and i are going to be leading the rally."

Clark's children are now 19, 17 and 14 years old.

If you'd like to find out more about the fund CLICK HERE.

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