3 Sons of Slain Cop Offered Free College

University of Cincinnati will cover everything if they go there
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2015 2:28 PM CDT
3 Sons of Slain Cop Offered Free College
This photo released by the Cincinnati Police Department shows officer Sonny Kim.   (Cincinnati Police Department via AP)

When Cincinnati officer Sonny Kim was shot to death in the line of duty last week, he left behind three sons. But while his family is still dealing with the grief from his death, there's one thing they won't have to worry so much about anymore: college for the boys. University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono tweeted out a generous offer on Monday that ensures Kim's sons get the four-year education their father would have wanted them to have, WCPO reports. "As a small token of gratitude to Officer Sonny Kim, UC will cover full undergraduate tuition for his 3 sons should they matriculate at UC," Ono wrote.

Ono notes that this offering stretches beyond a law on Ohio's books that waives tuition for spouses and kids of public service officers slain in the line of duty. "Our scholarship to the Kim children ... will be on top of any support from the Ohio Safety Officers fund," Ono says, per WCPO. "They can use it for room and board, books, and study abroad." The station also points out that there's been even more of an outpouring of goodwill: The president of a local police association started a GoFundMe page for the Kim family that's already raised nearly $134,000. (A California university is offering scholarships to sex-trafficking survivors.)

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