Maryland officers and firefighters are rallying around a police officer who experienced a devastating loss on Wednesday.
Prince George's County Police Detective Gloria Neeld and her elderly mother have been displaced after a fire gutted the Warrenton, Virginia, home where they lived, according to a news release.
While Neeld's mother escaped the blaze, seven of their pets died in the fire, said John Teletchea, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Prince George's County.
Making matters worse, the family was not covered by the homeowners insurance policy and they have lost all of their belongings.
The Prince George's County Fire Department is asking for people to consider donating to Neeld's family through a GoFundMe page. The donations will go toward relocated Neeld's mother to an assisted living facility and helping Neeld and her lone surviving dog find shelter.
"I am confident our collective support will make a huge difference by helping Gloria to provide the necessary care for her mother while she works to rebuild her life," Taletchea said.
The GoFundMe page has raised more than $2,500 of its $30,000 goal.
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Neeld works with the Criminal Investigation Division/Child and Vulnerable Adult Unit.