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Bronxville PBA Starts Recovery Fund For Retired Sergeant Injured In Crash

Retired Bronxville Police Sgt. Tony DeLeo was injured in a motorcycle crash in Florida.
Retired Bronxville Police Sgt. Tony DeLeo was injured in a motorcycle crash in Florida. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The Bronxville PBA has started a recovery fund for retired Police Sergeant Tony DeLeo, who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida.

The PBA is now accepting donations for DeLeo’s family, which has seen medical costs and living expenses continue to accumulate as he recovers from his injury, which may see him lose his leg.

DeLeo, now working as a deputy for the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Department in Florida, was hospitalized after being involved in a motorcycle crash on July 14, according to reports out of Florida, which Bronxville police officials confirmed.

According to reports, DeLeo was traveling on County Road 210 when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a tree. He was thrown from his vehicle and struck a concrete utility pole. Deleo was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter, but is expected to survive.

Those interested in donating to the Bronxville PBA Recovery Fund can make checks payable to the Bronxville PBA, and send them to the Bronxville Police Department at 200 Pondfield Road, attention: Tony DeLeo fund. All proceeds will be delivered directly to his wife, Michelle DeLeo to help defer costs.

DeLeo has since undergone multiple surgeries, and an MRI of his knee revealed a torn meniscus, ACL, PCL and MCL, which will require reconstructive knee surgery in several weeks after he recovers from other injuries. He is scheduled for additional surgery for grafting in the beginning of August. Loved ones stated there is a 40 percent chance he loses a leg.

A GoFundMe fundraising campaign has also been started to help his family offset the costs of his lengthy hospital stay. More than $16,000 was raised in less than a week.

DeLeo had been a sergeant in Bronxville for several years before he moved south to St. John’s County to serve as a Sheriff’s deputy three years ago.

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