New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and his teammates rallied last year to help the family of a slain Massachusetts police officer pull itself back together.
Tricia Tarentino’s husband, Ronald, was shot and killed in the line of duty last May 22 while on patrol in Auburn, leaving her with their three boys to raise alone, the Boston Herald reports.
Brady and his Patriots pals rallied to help a cause that raised $86,000 for the fallen officer’s family. Brady donated a signed home-game jersey that sold for $6,000 at a fundraiser, with Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski also pitching in gear.
“We have the deepest gratitude for his kindness and generosity. Just reaching out to our family in our time of need is unbelievable,” she said. “We’re so fortunate that he is part of the greater New England family and was kind enough to donate his time to do this. To be there for us, it means a lot to us.”