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David Spade Donates to the Family of Fallen Officer

10/8/2007 1:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David SpadeDavid Spade may be best known for skewering celebs and inexplicably dating attractive women, but beneath that sarcastic exterior lies a heart of gold.

Spade read the story of Phoenix police officer Nick Erfle, who was fatally shot by an undocumented immigrant last month. The story of the officer -- who had returned to patrol after overcoming a bout with cancer, and left behind a widow and two children -- touched Spade so much, he sent the family $25,000 to help them get back on their feet.

Spade had never met the officer but we're told Spade often donates to police charities in L.A. and this particular story "just touched him."


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julu    

Smart move by Spade. He used to get in trouble with Phoenix PD often when he visits his hometown. With this very public donation & its associated press he is sure not to get any more tickets when he visits.

The good news is Spades get out of jail free card accepted by all officers actually benefits a family that needs the help.

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LovanEwan    

Haven't read other responses, but - George Clooney for Prez, Angelina Jolie for VP!!!!!

A GEORGE THAT CARES - the best campaign slogan yet!!!!!!!

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Mysty Maples    

I could give a crap less whether he did it for publicity, called the media, held a press conference and gave her one of those Publishers Clearing House sized checks. The fact remains that he DID it. It's just under a years salary for me, I'm sure it will help that family tremendously.

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LETS PARTY    

HE DID SOMETHING ANYONE WOULD DO IF THEY COULD. I WORK AT THE BANK WHERE HE LEFT A VOICEMAIL TO DONATE. WE ALL KNEW ABOUT IT THATS HOW THE STORY GOT OUT. I HOPE MORE PEOPLE GIVE AND LESS COPS GET SHOT BY ILLEGALS THAT WE CODDLE

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