Thursday, February 29, 2024

This fundraiser will benefit Officer Katie Thyne’s 2-year-old daughter

Katherine Thyne, 24 died from her injuries after being dragging by a car during a traffic stop on Thursday. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Newport News Police)
Katherine Thyne, 24 died from her injuries after being dragging by a car during a traffic stop on Jan. 23. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Newport News Police)

The Newport News Police Foundation is hosting a fundraiser to benefit a fallen officer’s daughter.

Tickets cost $5 and all ticket and raffle purchases will go to the police foundation’s fund for Officer Katie Thyne’s 2-year-old daughter, Raegan.

Thyne was 24 years old when she killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop on Jan. 23.

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“We are asking you all to come together to remember and celebrate the life of fallen Newport News Police Officer Katie Thyne,” the Facebook event page notes. “We have teamed up with some of her brothers & sisters in blue to hold a benefit in honor of a true hero.”

Attendees can expect live music, cider taps and Frank’s Monster Munchies food truck. You can buy tickets here.

The Memorial Celebration & Fundraiser for Officer Katie Thyne is at Sly Clyde Ciderworks, 207 E Mellen St., in Hampton on Feb. 29 from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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