Nearly $50K donated to family of NJ detective killed

(CNN) - Orthodox Jewish communities across the Hudson Valley have already raised tens of thousands of dollars for the family of the Jersey City detective killed Tuesday.

The fundraiser was started Wednesday and in less than four hours, the site had raised $25,000 dollars.

It closed with nearly $50,000 in less than 20 hours, all for Detective Joseph Seals’ wife and five children.

Orthodox leaders told CNN that many people from the Jewish community plan to attend Detective Seals' funeral.

It is scheduled to take place Tuesday in Jersey City.

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