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Two fundraisers for family of slain Vallejo officer

December 19, 2011 2:39:02 PM PST
Two fundraising events are scheduled today for the family of slain Vallejo police officer James Capoot.

The Contra Costa County Peace Officers Alliance is holding a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Skipolini's Pizza at 1535 Giammona Drive in Walnut Creek. Proceeds from dinner and a raffle will go to Capoot's family.

The cost is $15 for adults and $10 per child. Those wishing to buy tickets or make a donation can contact the Contra Costa County Peace Officers Alliance at cccpoaboard@yahoo.com.

Round Table Pizza in the Southhampton Shopping Center at 878 Southampton Road in Benicia will donate 25 percent of its food receipts between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to the Capoot family.

Capoot, 45, of Vacaville, was fatally shot while chasing a bank robbery suspect in Vallejo on Nov. 17. He was a Vallejo police officer for 19 years and is survived by his wife Jennifer and three daughters, Jillian, Jamie and Justine.

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