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Breaking: Fund for fallen officer's family surpasses $100k goal

 A fund set up to help fallen Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim's family surpassed a goal of $100,000 Monday morning. 

As of 11 a.m., $100,740 was donated.

Also Monday, University of Cincinnati President Santa J. Ono announced the university would educate Kim's sons for free.

"As a small token of gratitude to Officer Sonny Kim, UC will cover full undergraduate tuition for his 3 sons should they matriculate at UC," Ono tweeted.

The Go Fund Me page was set up by Officer Derek Bauman, President of the Mason Police Association.

“This fund has been set up to help the family through this difficult time with any expenses that they may have or as a college fund for the three Kim boys,” the page states.

Upwards of 1,500 community members have donated to the fund, putting it on the fast-track to reach its $100,000 goal.

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Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union is also accepting donations for the Sonny Kim Family Fund. Donations can be made at the credit union or mailed to 959 West 8th Street.

Donations can be made at the Go Fund Me Page.

Funeral and visitation services for Kim have yet to be finalized, according to Kathy Harrell with the Fraternal Order of Police.

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