Mark Cuban donated $50,000 to Los Angeles deputies that were shot in the head and face while on duty. The deputies, a 24-year-old man, and a 31-year-old man were sitting in their patrol car when they were attacked. These deputies went through surgery and had been released from the hospital.
A surveillance camera that captured the deputies’ attack had revealed a person in dark clothes walking near Compton’s Blue Line station and the person was walking towards the patrol car from behind. The person was seen coming closer to the car, raised a gun, opened fire, and ran back the way he came.
After that, the SUV patrol’s passenger door opened and a deputy stumbled out. The door on the driver’s seat opened and one of the wounded deputies said “Compton Pax, deputies down.” The female deputy helped her partner to get out of the cruiser and went into hiding. A tourniquet was applied to her partner’s arm to stop the bleeding. The suspect identified as Deonte Lee Murray has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Mark Cuban revealed that the donation was made as part of his efforts to help families of U.S military members. Cuban set up a project, Fallen Patriot Fund that was meant to help U.S military members’ families who had been killed or wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has donated over $5 million since he began this project.
Mark Cuban’s effort is highly commendable as this officer deserves to be compensated. Cuban owns the Dallas Mavericks and is known to have donated a lot. Military officers and policemen need to be treated properly and appreciated for their efforts in saving lives.