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This veterinary hospital is collecting donations for Officer Katie Thyne’s account


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 dragged by a car during a traffic stop on Jan. 23. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Newport News Police)

Pine Meadow Veterinary Hospital in Yorktown is collecting donations for Officer Katie Thyne’s hospital account.

Thyne was killed in during a traffic stop on Jan. 23. The 24-year-old left behind her partner, Brittany Lewis, and her 2-year-old daughter, Raegan.

She also left several animals ––six dogs and two cats––including one dog with an autoimmune condition, according to a March 3 Facebook post by Winnie Pim.

“Katie LOVED animals!,” Pim wrote. “One of Katie’s dogs has an autoimmune condition and needs monthly prednisone shots, in addition to all of them needing routine veterinary care.”

“If you could please donate even just $5 to Katie’s veterinary account, it would be greatly appreciated as these donations will help decrease the financial burden on Katie’s partner, who now has ALL of the dogs,” she added. (Story continues below the post)

The post had 280 shares as of Thursday.

Becky Marx, office manager at the veterinary hospital, said she spoke with Lewis and her father, Bob Lewis, starting collecting money to benefit the animals Lewis and Thyne shared.

“Anyone who wanted to donate funds to the animals,” she noted. “Most people have been donating a credit towards her account.”

When asked if they had a goal in mind, Marx did not want to “throw a number out there unless Brittany has made it known.”

“Obviously it’s a very difficult time for them,” she said.

It’s unclear how much money has been raised so far.

To donate to Thyne’s account, call the Pine Meadow Veterinary Hospital, 1403 George Washington Memorial Highway, at 757-599-3326 and ask to speak with Becky Marx. You can also mail a check putting “Katie Thyne” in the memo section.

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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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