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Dozens turn out for fundraiser to help injured officer

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EAST HAMPTON, CT (WFSB) -

Residents in East Hampton stepped up on Saturday evening to help out a local police officer injured in the line of duty back in September.

A fundraiser was held at Angelico's Lakehouse to get the officer and his family through the long recovery process.

"Its really been overwhelming, said Officer Hardie Burgin. ”It seems like the entire town is here. It’s a small town and they're here tonight. It’s really something."

Officer Hardie Burgin was hit by a car while directing traffic on Route 66 where utility crews were making repairs.

"When tragedy does strike, this community does come together,” said East Hampton Chief of Police, Sean Cox.

“It does support its employees and it does support us in the best way possible."

Officer Burgin told Eyewitness News underwent three surgeries with more scheduled down the road to a 12 month recovery.

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