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Central Coast baseball team raises thousands for Benedetti family

Det. Luca Benedetti was killed in the line of duty last week
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Posted at 12:40 PM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 15:43:29-04

A barbecue fundraiser for the family of fallen San Luis Obispo Police Detective Luca Benedetti brought in more than $8,000 this week.

The fundraiser, hosted by the Central Coast Crushers baseball team, took place Tuesday at Heavenly Home in Paso Robles.

Organizers call the event a “huge success," saying cars were lined up down the street.

The funds will reportedly be delivered to the department next week.

A gofundme page established for the family has raised nearly $590,000.

Benedetti was shot and killed while serving a search warrant in San Luis Obispo last week. His funeral and procession took place Thursday.