Austin (KXAN) — An company that helps the family members of fallen responders waits to be of service to the family of an Austin police officer killed whereas responding to a hostage scenario early Saturday morning.
The Austin Police Department has recognized the officer as Senior Police Officer Jorge Pastore, who joined APD in 2019 and served on a number of particular groups. He is survived by his spouse, two stepsons, mother and father and two sisters.
The 100 Club of Central Texas offers monetary and emotional support for households of emergency responders which were killed or critically injured within the line of responsibility.
Eleysa Richards, an assistant director of the group, stated it’s conscious and ready to be contacted by the division for its providers.
“We’re kind of in a holding pattern as we wait for the department and the families to be ready to receive us. As soon as they’re ready, we’ll provide them with the financial support and all of our contact information so that they know they can reach out to us,” Richards stated.
Richards stated the monetary support the 100 Club offers is commonly used for masking requirements like hire and groceries. She stated the company additionally reaches out on particular events like holidays, birthdays and graduations, when a loss might really feel notably heavy.
“You wish that there was something you could do to prevent the loss, but instead since we can’t do that, we’re going to make sure that the family feels the love and support of those around them,” Richards stated.
Richards stated the 100 Club of Central Texas has been known as to assist after 4 deaths of emergency responders.
She stated the most recent case was that of Sgt. Joshua Lee Clouse of the Cameron Police Department in Milam County. He was killed after a shootout with a suspect this previous spring. The company serves Bastrop, Bell, Hays, Milam, Travis and Williamson counties.