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West Haven throwing fundraiser carnival for injured officer

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A carnival will be held to raise funds for West Haven police officer Michael Doyle. (WFSB) A carnival will be held to raise funds for West Haven police officer Michael Doyle. (WFSB)
WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

West Haven residents will come together Friday night to help an officer in need.

West Haven police officer Michael Doyle suffered serious injuries during a motorcycle police training exercise in New York.

The town will hold a carnival this weekend to raise funds for Doyle and his family.

"I was trying to think of ways we could raise money for the family and something the community could come out and get behind Officer Doyle," said Mayor Ed O'Brien.

The event will be put on by Orange-based Marenna Amusements. 

Retired West Haven officer Bill Conlan said Doyle has stayed modest throughout the planning of the event.

"I went to visit him. He's in good spirits. [He] doesn't believe everything people are doing for him, [saying] why they doing it? He's that type of guy, but he looked good," said Conlan.

Residents have been sporting t-shirts that say "signal 20" on them, which means an officer needs assistance.

There was also a fundraiser for Doyle earlier this week at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford and a Go Fund Me page.

"The fundraiser they had at Stony Creek, there had to be 700 people there, t-shirt sales, everyone is walking around city hall today, wearing them today. One thing about West Haven [is] West Haven gives back to West Haven," said O'Brien.

The carnival will start at 10 p.m.

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