Blood drive, donations to help Portsmouth officer's road to recovery

People lined up today to donate blood in honor of the Portsmouth officer shot in the line of duty

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- A Portsmouth Police officer continues to be treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a week after she was shot multiple times.

Portsmouth Police are asking the community to come together for Officer Angelina Baaklini. The department is holding an emergency blood drive for the officer.

Investigators say a 15-year-old boy shot Baaklini five times while she was trying to take him into custody last week. Since then, she's undergone at least two surgeries and the boy facing attempted capital murder charges.

If you're interested in helping out by donating blood, the police department will have another emergency blood drive on Monday, November 20 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at 309 Columbia Street. 

The department has also created a recovery fund to help with Officer Baaklini's medical expenses. Donations can be made at any Towne Bank location in Hampton Roads, with checks payable to Angelina Baaklini.

You can also mail donations to:

Towne Bank
Attn: Angelina Baaklini
5716 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23703

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