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Friends of Officer Thomas LaValley launch t-shirt fundraiser

Officer Thomas LaValley (Source: Shreveport Police Department Facebook) Officer Thomas LaValley (Source: Shreveport Police Department Facebook)
SHREVEPORT, LA (WAFB) -

Friends of the Shreveport officer killed in the line of duty on August 5, 2015 have come up with a way to honor him and help his family.

LaValley grew up in Ascension Parish and was working in Shreveport when police say he was shot and killed by 27-year-old Grover Cannon.

Following LaValley's death, some who knew him best launched a t-shirt fundraiser online. So far they have raised more than $8,200 and there is more than a week left in the campaign.

For those who would like to share their support to LaValley's family, go to www.booster.com/thomaslavalley

The shirts are $20 each and the proceeds will go to Thomas' mother Jacqueline Ann LeBeau. A long-sleeved shirt is also available.

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