Big Brown owners give winnings to help injured LI cop

The family of the Nassau County officer recovering from a crash with an alleged drunken driver got a surprise gift Friday from the Long Island owners of Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown. In a show of solidarity,

News 12 Staff

May 23, 2008, 11:42 PM

Updated 5,894 days ago

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The family of the Nassau County officer recovering from a crash with an alleged drunken driver got a surprise gift Friday from the Long Island owners of Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown.
In a show of solidarity, Big Brown co-owner Michael Iavarone announced at a press conference that a portion of the horse?s winnings will go to secure the future of the officer?s young son. Officer Kenneth Baribault remains in an induced coma at Nassau University Medical Center after being rear ended in his patrol car on the LIE Sunday.
"We're all pulling for Big Brown here on Long Island,? Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi said. ?We really are, but we want to send a clear message that we're also pulling for Big Blue.?
Nassau County and the police department will also coordinate a not-for-profit foundation for the Beribault family.
To watch the press conference announcement, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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