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Latino Court Officers raise over $40,000 for coworker who lost an arm to COVID-19

June 15, 2020 Rob Abruzzese
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A court officer from Harlem lost an arm after he suffered from COVID-19, and his colleagues in the Latino Court Officers Society have raised more than $40,000 for him.

Anibal Ortiz, a 53-year-old who has worked as a court officer for 16 years, suffered from a blood clot that forced doctors to amputate part of his left arm.

With so many affected, the Latino Court Officers Society quickly mobilized to raise funds to help him.

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Since then donations of all sizes have come in, including $1,000 from the executive board of the Supreme Court Officers Association.

The group’s virtual fundraiser ended Friday, June 12.


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