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Fundraisers underway for family of Gallatin Co. deputy who died on duty

Posted at 2:34 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 16:34:45-04

A pair of fundraisers have been created to support the family of a Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office deputy who lost his life in the line of duty.

According to a press release from Gallatin County officials, on Tuesday night, a group of community members created an online fundraiser seeking donations to help the family of Deputy Jake Allmendinger, who was killed in a tragic accident in the Bridger Mountains on the night of Oct. 19.

Organizers have a unique goal – they are hoping to get donations from 100,000 people – donations as small as just a couple of dollars.

“We want everybody to feel like they can contribute and make a difference,” said Tony Johnson, one of many team members who are helping with fundraising efforts.

And even if you can’t donate financially, organizers hope people will simply share the link to the fundraiser with their family, friends and coworkers to help spread the word.

A link to the GoFundMe site can be found here .

A fundraiser for the family was also established last week by the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. A link to info on that fundraiser can be found here .

Officials say these are the ONLY two fundraisers authorized by the Allemendinger family. If anyone else calls asking for money for the Allmendingers, please report it to law enforcement.