Trenton blood drive honors detectives James Letts and Edgar Rios, shot in the line of duty

Most of the donors who gave blood at Trenton Fire headquarters have never met detectives James Letts and Edgar Rios, but wanted to do something show their support for the two men shot last week while helping a domestic violence victim back to her home.

Most of the donors who gave blood at Trenton Fire headquarters have never met detectives James Letts and Edgar Rios, but wanted to do something show their support for the two men shot last week while helping a domestic violence victim back to her home. (8/23/13)

TRENTON - A second blood drive was held Friday in honor of two detectives shot in the line of duty.

Most of the donors who gave blood at Trenton Fire headquarters have never met detectives James Letts and Edgar Rios, but wanted to do something show their support for the two men shot last week while helping a domestic violence victim back to her home.

"It makes me feel good that I'm helping somebody else," says Michele Turner. "That hopefully my blood will save someone else's life."

The blood drive, organized by the Community Blood Council of New Jersey, is a supplier of blood to Capitol Health where the two officers were treated. Letts has been released, but Rios remains in critical condition with two bullet wounds to his torso.

So many people showed up at the first blood drive Monday, that the wait to give blood was two hours. A third drive held at the Trenton Public Library on Academy Street next Thursday, will be the final chance to give blood in recognition of the officers.
 

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