Earlier this month, a 37-year-old bus driver named Phuoc Lam lost his life due to a road rage incident.
Phuoc didn't have any savings, and was working seven days a week just to stay afloat. His wife, who speaks almost no English, didn't even know how she'd pay RENT next month. They also have two young sons, including one who's autistic.
Luckily, one of the cops investigating decided to go above and beyond. Huan Nguyen immediately took an interest in the family, because they're Vietnamese immigrants like he is and also has two kids.
Once Huan found out about their money issues, he started texting all his friends asking for help. He also encouraged other officers to do the same, hoping to raise only a few thousand bucks.
Then he set up a fundraising page on the site YouCaring.com and three weeks later, complete strangers have donated over $100,000.
Huan says he usually tries not to get emotional when it comes to being a cop. But this time it was too much, and he knew he had to help. If you would like to help or donate, head to The Point’s Facebook page.
- Kelly Urich