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Family of Fallen deputy to receive over $20,000

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GREAT FALLS -

There's been a community out pour of support for fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn and his family.

Flags and flowers fill marker 77 on highway 89 where the deputy was killed in the line of duty.

Cory Smith, CEO of 221 industries was compelled to create a GoFund Me page for the family.

“I was a police officer at one point and so it hits home with me i've had friends that have died in the line of duty. You just got to understand that this is their day job. Some people go to Wal-mart and work, people do the news, and people go to 8-5 jobs and get to come home and do their normal life. But these guys this is their job this is what they do for a living they put on a gun in the morning they put on a badge and they deal with people that when they show up to their door those people want to do nothing but end those guys lives, and i think people overlook that sometimes. Smith said.

But no one is overlooking the opportunity to support the family that Dunn left behind. There's even a Facebook page created for those to share memories of Dunn.

Mark Tholander the brother of deputy duns wife left a heartfelt message on the group me page saying, “thank you all for your outpouring of love for my sister”. She may not realize it now as she is in a state of devastation but this is a complete blessing for her and her two small children that will forever be without husband and daddy. I am in total shock that so many friends, family, and complete strangers have shown their generosity and love for her. We love you Joe Dunn-true American hero we miss you so much. Brother

"Sometimes it takes a tragic event like this to remind the public that police officers they're out to enforce the law yes but they're out to protect us and sometimes in the middle of it they lose their lives and they risk that and when we're at the academy the first day they sit you down and they let everyone know that there's a chance you're not going to come home to your family sometimes and it's just like supporting the troops i think we need to support the law enforcement more." Smith said.

The page has reached over $20,000 in donations which is double the amount of the original goal. Click here to visit the page.

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