Tyrone Lowe a 7-year-old Bronx orphan was gifted with a weeklong getaway to Disney World and $5,000 for college by New York’s finest of the 49th Precinct.
This young boy has been living a nightmare for the past year after his mother was fatally shot by his father in their apartment and then his father later committed suicide.
Tyrone arrived for a press conference at the 49th Precinct today in a police vehicle and was greeted by Mickey, Minnie Mouse and loads of police officers. Tyrone wore a police cap and shirt that read Commanding Officer Tyrone Lowe and the precinct’s number on it.
During the ceremony he was presented with a check for $5,000 for the Tyrone Lowe Scholarship Fund and his paid trip to Disney World for two. His aunt Annabelle Williams was also present at the event. Annabelle has been caring for the young boy since his parents’ passing.
“They’re great, they’re awesome. Thank you, I love you”, said Tyrone.
We are invested in Tyrone. We are invested in his future. May God continue to keep him in his good graces, continue to bless you and we want you to be the best that you can be”, said an emotional Captain Keith Walton, the precinct’s commander.
“We petitioned other community affairs officers throughout the Bronx to donate $1 per cop, per precinct,” NYPD Community Affairs Officer David Lepore said. “To know that he still has a sparkle in his eye and that smile on his face, there’s nothing better to see.”
Police did everything from collecting recyclables to simply asking for donations.
“We’re not in the business of providing a short-term solution to a long-term problem,” said Walton. “So what we wanted to do was invest in his future…So I challenged all these sports fans that pay $5,000 and $10,000 for a seat, well, you can do something better with that money. You can contribute it to the college fund of Tyrone Lowe.”
It is an ongoing effort, and anyone who wishes to contribute can contact the 49th Precinct community affairs desk at (718) 918-2032.