Slain NYC Officer's Kids Get $80,000 Gift

Officer Peter Figoski left behind four daughters, ages 14 through 20

Friday, Dec 16, 2011  |  Updated 12:22 AM EDT
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Officer Peter Figoski and his daughters

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Cop Was "Loving Dad, Great Officer"

People who barely knew Officer Figoski spoke highly of him, calling him a great officer, loving father and friendly neighbor. John Noel has more on the NYPD police officer killed on the job Monday.

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The NYPD police officer who was fatally shot in the face Monday while responding to a robbery in Brooklyn was remembered Tuesday as a loving father and the ultimate "cop's cop." Chris Glorioso reports,
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A foundation established by former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is giving $80,000 to an education fund for the daughters of a slain New York City police officer.

The Silver Shield Foundation announced the gift on Thursday.

Officer Peter Figoski was gunned down on Monday while responding to a break-in at a home in his Brooklyn precinct. He left behind four daughters, ages 14 through 20.

The foundation provides support to the families of police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. It was established by Steinbrenner in 1982.

The alleged shooter and four other men were arrested and are facing murder charges in the killing.

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