Family, friends attend fundraiser honoring fallen East Washington officer

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EAST WASHINGTON, Pa. ,None - Family and friends gathered Saturday night for an event honoring fallen East Washington police officer John David Dryer.

The event was held at Bella Sera in Cecil Township and featured dinner, auctions and entertainment.

The proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Dryer’s autistic son.

Officers from numerous police departments across Western Pennsylvania attended the event.

Dryer’s father, John Dryer Sr., said he is happy to see the impact his son had on others.

“It’s just been a very humbling experience to know that David touched so many lives,” Dryer Sr. said.

Dryer was killed in the line of duty one week before Christmas.