Mother of fallen CPD police officer Preston starts fundraiser to build community center in daughter's honor

Photo credit Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) --The mother of murdered Chicago police officer Areanah Preston has started a Go Fund Me campaign to build a community center in her daughter’s honor.

The mother, Dionne Mhoon writes that Preston's death is “A mother’s worst nightmare and pain.”

She explained how “Are,” as she called her daughter, was shot to death in the line of duty just before she was to receive her master’s degree in jurisprudence and was preparing for a new career with the FBI.

“It is now with heavy hearts that we seek support to uphold the legacy of Aréanah Preston by establishing a community center that will provide a safe place and support for Chicago's youth," Mhoon wrote.

"Your support will fund Mental Health consultations, promote careers in Law Enforcement, GED courses, Gun Violence Prevention activities, College Tours, Scholarships and Mentorship Programs for underserved youth.”

The GO Fund Me has raised more than $9,000 so far.

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