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Rapier Foundation Donates $200,000 To Families Of Fallen Dallas Officers

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Joey Palacios
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Texas Public Radio
SAPD Police Chief William McManus is joined by members of San Antonio's 100 Club. July 15 2016

A San Antonio foundation has made a $200,000 donation to the families of Dallas officers slain and wounded in last week's police ambush.

The George and Kim Rapier Foundation donated the money through San Antonio's 100 Club which raises money for the families of fallen officers. Richard Miller is the club president.

“We will research the needs of the families in Dallas as well as the injured, as well as the children and as a board they will sit down together and research the best use of this money to be good stewards.”

Ron Aaron is a consultant representing Kim and George Rapier. He says the family has strong ties to Dallas.

“Dr. Rapier is a native of Dallas but has been gone from there since he’s been an adult and this seemed to the best way to help those in his hometown.”

This is the one of the two largest donations to the 100 Club of San Antonio. The Rapier Foundation presented another $200,000 when SAPD Officer Stephanie Brown was killed in 2011 due to a wrong-way driver.