Fort Lauderdale, FL – Rapper Kodak Black has donated $20,000 to the college fund of a fallen Fort Lauderdale police officer’s two-year-old daughter.
Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Jennifer Sepot, 27, died from complications of COVID-19 on Aug. 14, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
The four-year department veteran left behind her husband and their two-year-old daughter.
Black’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, said the rapper learned about Officer Sepot’s death in a news article and wanted to do something to help the fallen officer’s little girl, TMZ reported.
“Make sure that kid is straight,” Black said, according to Cohen. “Pay for her college fund.”
Black, who also battled COVID-19, ended up donating $20,000 to the cause, TMZ reported.
The Fort Lauderdale Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) said it is thankful to everyone who has donated to Officer Sepot’s family in her honor.
“Her loss has had an immeasurable and lasting impact on our officers,” the FOP said. “The generosity by supporters has offered a degree of hope during a time in which support for law enforcement feels to be a waning movement.”
Black, who spent time in prison after being convicted of federal gun charges in 2019, has been praised for his philanthropic efforts over the years, such as helping children and need and giving money to help keep struggling restaurants afloat Broward County, Florida, WPLG reported.
He has also handed out air conditioning units to people who couldn’t afford them, passed out toys to children during the holiday season, and has donated funds to advance causes that impact his community, Hot New Hip Hop reported.
Then-President Donald Trump commuted Black’s 46-month federal prison sentence in January, according to WPLG.
After Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Daniel Alfin, 36, and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, were fatally shot while executing a search warrant involving violet crimes against children and child pornography in Sunrise, Florida on Feb. 2, Black offered to pay their children’s college tuitions, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Agent Alfin left behind a four-year-old son.
Agent Schwartzenberger was a mother of two young sons.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said at the time that Black has gone out of his way to show his support for other law enforcement officers and their families as well, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
“He has also quietly assisted with the funerals of fallen police officers, killed in the line of duty,” Kerik noted.
Black was previously arrested on a multitude of offenses, including robbery, three counts of false imprisonment of an adult, two counts of false imprisonment of a child, driving while suspended, marijuana possession, battery, fleeing from law enforcement, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and violating probation.
He was sentenced to 18 months of probation in April for sexually assaulting a teenaged girl in a South Carolina hotel room in 2016, the Associated Press reported.
Black has several multiplatinum and platinum-certified singles, and has sold over 30 million singles since 2014, according to the Associated Press.