Lower Merion community members are organizing an auction and fundraiser for this Friday to help offset the funeral expenses of late Lower Merion police officer Sean Quinn.
Quinn, 46, died Feb. 11 and is survived by his wife and three children.
Quinn received 32 Letters of Commendation in his 25 years in the Lower Merion Police Department and was recognized by the Philadelphia 76ers as a “Hometown Hero” for his work as a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer in Lower Merion schools.
The benefit event, to which the public is invited, will be held Friday, March 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Palombaro Club, 2632 County Line Rd in Ardmore. A $25 donation includes food and DJ. There will also be a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia.
According to the Lower Merion Fraternal Order of Police Facebook page, community members who wish to help but can't attend on Friday may write a check payable to Lower Merion FOP Lodge 28 (“Brother Quinn” noted on memo line) and mail it to Lower Merion FOP Lodge 28, PO Box 430, Ardmore, PA 19003.
Donations will help offset funeral expenses incurred by Quinn's family.