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Fairway to donate portion of sales to honor fallen cop

Fairway Market in Douglaston will donate to a scholarship fund in the name of Officer Peter Figoski, who was killed in the line of duty Dec. 13. Photo by Christina Santucci
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The Douglaston Fairway will honor the memory of a fallen city Police Department officer by donating a portion of its sales to a scholarship fund established for the four teenage daughters he left behind.

Officer Peter Figoski was killed in the line of duty Dec. 13 while aiding colleagues responding to a home invasion in Brooklyn.

The NYPD set up The Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund to ensure that his daughters — Christine, an undergraduate at SUNY Oneonta; Caitlyn, an undergraduate at SUNY Plattsburgh; and Caroline and Christine, both high school students in West Babylon, L.I. — are not deprived of pursuing their college educations.

“What Officer Figoski did to save other lives was heroism at its finest,” said Howard Glickberg, chief executive officer of Fairway Market. “To be able to honor this heroism by participating in some small way to the well-being of his family is a privilege for all of us at Fairway.”

The company will donate 10 percent of all sales between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jan. 5 from its Douglaston location, at 242-02 61st Ave., as well as those in Red Hook and Plainview. Nearly $17 million has been donated to the fund since its creation.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4574.

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