The Rahway PD along with the Paterson PD are hosting a fundraiser for Officer John Donofrio and his family who was injured on June 8, 2012 while on duty. John was driving his motorcycle in Woodbridge NJ when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction made a sudden left turn in front of John causing the accident that resulted in John being injured severely. John has undergone several surgeries to repair internal injuries and will likely need more. He also suffered a brain injury, but the severity is unknown at this time. P.O. Dononfrio was recently hired by the Rahway Police Dept after being laid off buy the Paterson Police Dept. Prior to working for Paterson P.D. John served with the Department of Corrections at Northern State Prison. John has 9 years of total service with these agencies and has made a lot of friends along the way.
This event will take place today at Chris Michael Steakhouse and Lounge, 40 Oakwood Avenue, Woodbridge. Admission is $50 per person which includes, food, one free drink and entertainment, the bar and cigar lounge will also be open. All proceeds will go to Officer Donofrio. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Chris Daniele at 732-397-4447 or 201-522-7443. If you cannot attend the event, donations can also be sent to "Rahway PBA Civic Association, P.O. Box 832, Rahway, NJ 07065. All are welcome.