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Springfield Police IBPO Local 364 Patrolman's Union Establishes Support Fund for Officer Nestor Santos

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The Springfield Police IBPO Local 364 Patrolman's Union has set up an account at the Greater Springfield Credit Union for Officer Nestor Santos who was shot on Wednesday night.


If you would like to donate to Officer Santos, you can do so via the:

"Nestor Santos Recovery & Support Fund"

C/O Greater Springfield Credit Union

1030 Wilbraham Road

Springfield, MA 01109

You can also continue to donate to the The Greg Hill Foundation who are matching up to $7500 in donations via

You can Venmo the Springfield Police Patrolman's Union Charitable Arm - 364 Gives. Their Venmo account is @IBPO364Gives

All donations will go directly to Officer Santos and his family.


On behalf of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, the City of Springfield, Police Superintendent Larry Akers and the Springfield Police Department, we thank you for your support!

On behalf of the Springfield Police Department, Superintendent Lawrence E. Akers would also like to thank Massachusetts State Police Colonel Jack Mawn, Major Michael Farley for coordinating transportation for the family of Officer Santos.

We also appreciate the assistance of our partners in the Boston Police Department (Official), Superintendent Gregory Long for offering and providing BPD resources for Officer Santos and his family, the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, Boston Police Detectives Union-BPDBS and the Quincy Police Department for providing meals and support for his family as well as the Boston Police Family Assistance Unit for help with just about everything!

We can also not forget the Doctors, Nurses and EMS staff in both Springfield and Boston who helped saved and are contributing to Officer Santos' recovery efforts.

Springfield Police Officer Nestor Santos was shot in the face and leg on Wednesday night. He is currently in a Boston area hospital and has a bullet fragment lodged in his head. He has had one surgery, and Doctors were able to save his eye, but he will lose his vision in one eye. He will likely need several more surgeries before he is released. During this incident, seven suspects were arrested, and seven illegal firearms were recovered.

Pictured is Officer Santos being awarded the Springfield Police Department's Medal of Valor in 2023.

Page last updated:  Tuesday, March 1, 2022 01:32 pm