As of Friday, May 17, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A nonprofit fundraising organization is asking for donations to the family of a Gwinnett County sheriff's deputy who died last week.
Oscar Batista died on May 9, and was escorted to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday to be laid to rest in New York, according to a Facebook post on the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Honor Guard page. Batista is survived by his wife and four children, ages 13, 5, 2 and six weeks.
Project LEO, which stands for Law Enforcement Officer, a division of Georgia Ethics Inc., has established a charitable fundraiser to help the family.
To make a tax-deductible donation through PayPal, visit www.projectleo.org, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "PayPal" to donate on the left side of the screen. Reference GCSD-0512 in the comments section when making your donation. A receipt will be provided after the transaction is completed.
For more information, contact Michelle Couch at 770-676-8924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email Kenneth Stepp at email@example.com.