Ashley pays tribute to late Stamford police officer
On the evening of Sept. 27, I was privileged to take part in a very special charity event in Stamford, Conn., at the Thirsty Turtle.
On Sept. 14, Sgt. Michael Lynch of the Stamford Police Department lost his battle with terminal cancer. In honor of their fallen friend and peer, the Stamford Policeman's Association held a very emotional and special fund-raiser for the Lynch Family.
I took part in this momentous occasion by presenting a $5,000 check on behalf of WWE to the family of the late Sgt. Lynch. The family was very grateful for the generosity of WWE. There are no words to describe the gratifying looks the family had on their faces. Personally, I felt very dignified to be the one who was on hand to present this gift from WWE.
It was definitely a bittersweet event, filled with sorrow for the loss of Sgt. Lynch. By the overwhelming turnout, I could tell Sgt. Lynch was a man who was loved by all.
The moment that touched me most was listening to the very emotional, heartfelt speech given by the Lynch family. They were very humble and appreciative for the love and camaraderie on display this evening.
WWE is a strong supporter of the Stamford Policeman's Association and donates quite often. Being on hand for this event and being able to see exactly where the money was being sent made me proud to be part of WWE. I think this is one of the best parts of my job, being able to give back and represent WWE.
All in all, a great night filled with a lot of love and fun. There was a cool U2 tribute band on hand called the Unforgettable Fire. They got everybody, including me, moving. Thanks for checking in.
Photos of Ashley at the charity event
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