Ormond Beach Police Officer, a Buffalo native – critically injured on duty – family asking for #Buffalo items

April 23, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Calling all Buffalonians!

A woman is asking for help for her brother-in-law – an Ormond Beach Police Motor Officer, and native Buffalonian who was injured on the job.

Here is Kristina’s post.

“On Wednesday April 18th, Ormond Beach Police Motor Officer Dave Starke Jr, who is my future sister in law’s coworker, AND Buffalo transplant, was critically injured on duty and continues to recover in the hospital. He’s had a few surgeries so far and still is not done. He’s in good spirits but Marianne had a great idea. Officer Starke, being a Buffalo native, loves all things Buffalo especially the Bills. We were thinking of collecting items/food/anything Buffalo and putting together a “Buffalo box” for him for Marianne to bring to the hospital. Anyone who would be interested in sending stuff would be so greatly appreciated! Please help make this possible for Officer Starke! Any questions please direct to myself or Marianne Durkin. Thank you! ???
#obpd #buffalostrong #thinblueline #buffalove #billsmafia”

Officer Starke, 29, was riding his motorcycle when he was involved in a crash involving a truck. Starke was airlifted to a local hospital. His condition has improved and he is now listed in stable condition. Officer Starke was responding to a call and reports say he did have his lights and siren on when the truck hit him.

contact Kristina Mele Udell on FB to help.



Please help if you can!!  #Buffalove

Wd are sending thoughts, prayers and well wishes to Officer Starke and we thank him for his service.




About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.





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    Where do I send stuff. Brooke is my niece Daves wife.

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