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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany Police officer lost three family members in the Haiti earthquake, and has almost 20 other relatives who are struggling through the recovery process.

Friday his co-workers and friends stepped up to raise money to help his family.

Albany Police Department employees held a fundraising breakfast at the Law Enforcement Center, to help Investigator Jean Casseus' family.

Casseus works undercover with the Albany Gang Unit, and cannot appear on camera.

His two nephews and a niece were killed in the earthquakes in Port-Au- Prince, and the homes of other family members were damaged.

Albany Police Spokesperson Phyllis Banks Whitley said  "He says that now he knows he not only has family in Haiti, but he also has a very close family here with his fellow employees at the Albany Police Department."

Albany city employees and law enforcement took part in the breakfast to help Casseus' family.

If you would like to contribute, you can call the Albany Police at 229-431-2100.

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