GoFundMe set up for retired Bridgeport cop’s funeral costs
BRIDGEPORT — A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to collect funeral funds for a retired Bridgeport police officer who was taken off life support Thursday night.
Herbie Mack, who served the city as a Bridgeport Police Officer for years, has died, city spokesman Av Harris confirmed Friday. During his time on the force, Mack served on the department’s mounted unit.
“His wife had to make the hard decision last night to remove him off life support,” said Joe Peryer, who said he is married to Mack’s niece.
With the costs of funerals, the family has created a GoFundMe campaign to relieve some of that financial burden.
“Officer Herbie Mack — husband, father and dedicated retired police officer — has suddenly passed away,” reads the description on the GoFundMe page.
Mack leaves behind his wife, Zory, and two children, Brandon and Cynthia, the campaign page said.
“Due to the unexpected passing, the family is experiencing financial hardships and can use any and all help offered,” the page said. “Donations will be used to give Herbie a proper burial.”
The campaign raised $1,210 of the $10,000 goal in the first five hours of the creation of the page. Donations can be made at https://bit.ly/2KJJwsJ.