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For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

A Place To Call Home

Fallen officer's son now has a place to call home.


Austin Haworth, the surviving son of Officer Amanda Haworth, now has a place to call to home.  As a community, we must come together to care for the surviving children of officers that make the ultimate sacrifice.  Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo were killed in the line of duty on January 20, 2011.  Since then, private organizations have come together to assist in building a home for Austin Haworth.  On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, the Haworth family will be hosting an open house to show the community's selfless efforts in making a dream come true. 

It is with great appreciation and sincere gratitude to all those listed below, who made a wish from a fallen officer's son, a reality:

Hernandez Construction: Alex Hernandez / Grounds Group: Jeremy Wehby / DANC Builders Unlimited: Danny Villanueva / Architect: Raul Alvarez / J & A Services of South Florida: Aaron Weinstock / Palmetto Plumbing: Gene O'Brien / AA Advanced Air: Doug Cady / United Framing Company: Alex Jagielski / Landscaping: Jeff Reamor-Dixie / Supermix Concrete / Deco Trusses / Universal Roofing / Structures International Inc.: Monzer Faramawi / Cayman Manufacturing / Ferguson Plumbing Supply / Atlantic Southern Paving: Michael Curry

A special thanks to:

Chief Freddy Maas, Sunny Isles Police Department / Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT), Past President Director James Loftus and current President Deputy Director Juan Perez / Miami-Dade County Police Benevolent Association (PBA), President John Rivera

Who: The Haworth Family

What:Open House

When: August 18, 2015, 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Where:Southwest Ranches 4811 S.W. 199 Avenue Broward, Florida

Why:Organizations coming together to take care of a surving son.

Editor's Note: Austin Haworth will address the media at 1:30 p.m.


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