PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Area police and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be collecting donations to benefit the family of a fallen officer in Washington County.

East Washington Police Officer John David Dryer was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Dec. 18.

Officer Dryer, 46, grew up in Avella and lived on a small farm in Claysville. He joined the East Washington Police Department in 2010 and was also a veterinarian.

On Monday, the Penguins announced that they will be collecting donations before their game against the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night at CONSOL Energy Center.

Officers from various area departments will be collecting at all three gates starting at 6 p.m.

84 Lumber/Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has already said it will donate $10,000.

If you are not attending the game, donations can be made at any Washington Financial Bank.

You can also mail your donations to:

David Dryer Memorial Fund
Washington Financial Bank
3616 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317

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