(Brian Kelly, KMOX)

Scammers are trying to profit off death of Officer Langsdorf, police warn

"Unfortunately, there are some in our society who will take advantage of those willing to contribute monetary gifts"

June 26, 2019 - 2:33 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As many people in the St. Louis Metro community and beyond are looking to help the family of North County Police Cooperative officer Michael Langsdorf, after he was killed in the line of duty, police are warning the public to be aware of where your money is going. 

The North County Police Cooperative posted to Facebook to tell the public there are only two approved organizations where funds should be directed to, in order to help Langsdorf's immediate family, including his two children he left behind. Those places are the well-known Backstopper Inc. and the First Community Credit Union. 

Related: Funeral arrangements announced for slain North County officer Michael Langsdorf

"Unfortunately, there are some in our society who will take advantage of those willing to contribute monetary gifts; as a way of showing appreciation or offering support, for those immediately effected by the tragedy. We caution any community members, business owners, etc. to use good judgement if being solicited to donate monetary gifts as there are only two organizations that have been approved at this time to accept monetary gifts," stated the Facebook post. 

If you're looking to make a donation to Backstoppers in honor of officer Langsdorf, click here.

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