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Community rallies around family of officer who died after childbirth

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Just days after a West Allis police detective dies, the community is rallying around her family.

Detective Stacie Napoli died moments after she gave birth to twins. The twins survived. Now, a fund that has been set up to help the family is getting some big support from a business in Milwaukee, Sobelmans Pub & Grill.

"It's a really sad story. A customer contacted us through facebook and brought it to our attention that there was a fundraiser," said David Sobelman.

That fundraiser, which was started by a friend of the Napoli family, has a goal of $50,000. On Thursday, it had already reached more than 84 percent of that goal. Sobelman hopes to hit the goal or exceed it on Sunday.

"We will give a dollar for every burger we sell, all day long, a dollar to her or to the fund," said Sobelman.

While he didn't even know Det. Napoli, Sobelman hopes he can do something for her family during such a difficult time.

"There's a man without his wife who's going to be raising 2 kids on his own. It's a sad story," said Sobelman.

The Sobelmans fundraiser will go all day at its location on St. Paul in Milwaukee.

If you would like to donate to the fund that has been established to assist the twins’ father and the twins, CLICK HERE.

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