POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County 10-13 Foundation, which serves and supports law enforcement officers and their families in the event of illness or hardship, received substantial support from the City of Poughkeepsie Police PBA last week.
Earlier this year, as a tribute to the late Detective John Falcone, a member of the Poughkeepsie police force who was killed in the line of duty, the city PBA teamed up with Zeus Brewing to make a limited edition beer to raise money for the PBA. Jeremy Phillips of Zeus said, “It is an honor to be asked to work with the PBA to memorialize Detective Falcone. He gave his life for this city. For us to be able to craft this brew and sell it with a portion of the proceeds going to the 10-13 Foundation is truly a privilege.”
The brewery produced 105 cases, each with 24, 16-oz. cans, and sold out of the entire production in two hours on the day it was released.
This past Friday, Detective Chris Libolt, City of Poughkeepsie PBA vice-president joined with fellow officers, 10-13 Foundation officials, and staff of Zeus, to present a check for $2,300 to Bruce Coneeny, chairman of the foundation.
“This generous donation will go directly to helping our brothers and sisters in law enforcement that are experiencing some type of hardship,” said Coneeny. “We exist to support law enforcement in their time of need and this is a great help. The men and women of the City of Poughkeepsie Police are great people and our relationship with them helps everyone.”
He also took a minute to thank Zeus Brewing, saying, “Jeremy and the brewery crew are always willing to step up and give back to the community. Their support of this fundraiser is heartwarming.”
In presenting the check, Libolt said “The 10-13 Foundation is always the first to offer assistance to any officer in their time of need. Bruce and the foundation have always been ready to help us and we wanted to return the favor by helping them with this donation. They do incredible work!”