Scott Elementary students raise $3,000 for injured officer


Scott Elementary students raised more than $3,000 to help Colorado Springs police officer Cem Duzel in his recovery. 

Duzel was shot and critically injured in August, and has been working on his recovery ever since.

The money was donated to the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association.

The students are part of a leadership group at the school. They raised money through a number of different fundraisers. 

“Our kids should be empowered to go out and make a profound impact on the world,” principal Jennifer Radford said. “And at Scott, we believe that they can, whether they’re 10, or whether they’re 18. And so we really felt that it was important for them to go out and to have that idea that the world is their classroom, not just these four walls.” 

Radford said the school would love to have Duzel stop by when he’s recovered and ready. 

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