Stores donate to families of Bristol officers killed in apparent ambush attack

Communities across the state are mourning the loss of two Bristol police officers fatally shot in the line of duty. Lt. Dustin DeMonte and Sgt. Alex Hamzy were laid to rest last week, and people statewide are looking for ways to pitch in.

News 12 Staff

Oct 24, 2022, 9:24 PM

Updated 582 days ago

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Communities across the state are mourning the loss of two Bristol police officers fatally shot in the line of duty. Lt. Dustin DeMonte and Sgt. Alex Hamzy were laid to rest last week, and people statewide are looking for ways to pitch in.
Christina Baribault Ortiz's husband is in law enforcement and says the loss of the two Bristol officers hit close to home.
Baribault Ortiz, whose family owns Baribault Jewelers, also co-founded the Power to B bracelets with her sister. The bracelets have inspirational phrases. She's making commemorative bracelets with a thin blue line design that she's selling in her store in Glastonbury and online.
She says 100% of the proceeds will go to Bristol Police Heroes fund to support the families of Demonte and Hamzy.
"We have decided that any in-store Baribault Power to B purchase in any color, any word, if they mention the Hero Fund 100% of the proceeds will be donated now through Oct. 31," said Baribault Ortiz.
To purchase online, use promo code hero2022 and 100% of those proceeds will also be donated through Oct. 31.
Bryan Lizotte, owner of Shelton Gift Boutique, came up with a unique way to give back to the community by creating a mug. He donated all 50 mugs to Lights on Rosewood, which raises money for organizations in Bristol. They sold out in a couple of days and at $50 each - $2,500 was donated to the officers' families.
GoFundMe pages have also been created for the families of the officers. Click here to donate to Hamzy's campaign and here for Demonte's.


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