Sonny Kim campaign raises more than $200k for his family

The GoFundMe campaign created for the family of fallen Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim ended Monday with more than $200,000 raised.

"Just a quick note to let everyone know that the money has been turned over to the Kim family," reads the campaign website's latest posting. "We've raised $204,577 which will go a long way toward securing the future of the Kim boys. Thank you everyone!"

More than 3,000 donations were received since Kim, 49, was gunned down June 19 in a suicide-by-cop ambush in Madisonville.

He was the first Cincinnati police officer killed in the line of duty since 2000.

He leaves behind a wife and three teenage sons.

Derek Bauman, president of the Mason Police Association, organized the GoFundMe campaign.

"That day on the drive home from work I was upset. How can I help? What can I do to help the situation?" said Officer Bauman. "Initially the goal was just $10,000 and it exceeded that in just a couple of hours. It gave the opportunity for what is often the silent majority of the community that does support law enforcement and sees how important it is to our society to come out and make their feelings known."

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