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Fundraisers gather to send family of slain officer Scott Patrick to D.C.

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Money raised at the latest annual charity basketball tournament in Dakota County – which is being held Saturday – will go to the family of slain Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick.

The all-day fundraiser is being held at the Henry Sibley High School and includes a charity raffle featuring items from the Minnesota Vikings, Timberwolves, Twins, Wild and Gophers, the Pioneer Press reports.

Patrick was on a routine patrol when he was shot to death by Brian Fitch in West St. Paul on July 30, 2014. Fitch was sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of release in February.

The Dakota County Sheriff's Facebook page said that the Annual Ballin' in DC Charity Basketball Tourney raises money for families of and agencies for fallen officers, but all of this year's proceeds will be going to the Patricks.

FOX 9 reports that they plan to use it to visit Washington D.C. next month to visit the national memorial for slain officers, where Patrick will be honored.

The TV station adds that a bill introduced by Minnesota lawmakers this year would rename a stretch of Dodd Road, where Patrick was killed, as the Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Highway.

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