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Published December 23, 2010, 06:11 AM

Minneapoblis cop to honor daughter at Rose Parade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis police officer whose deceased teenage daughter was a tissue donor will get the chance to honor her daughter's life and contribution at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis police officer whose deceased

teenage daughter was a tissue donor will get the chance to honor

her daughter's life and contribution at the Tournament of Roses

Parade in Pasadena.

Officer Catherine Casey will be one of 30 people to ride the

Donate Life float to celebrate tissue donors worldwide. Casey's

trip is sponsored by RTI Donor Services, one of more than 60 organ

and tissue recovery organizations around the country supporting the

float.

Casey's daughter, Deanna Casey, was killed at age 16 in a car

accident caused by an impaired driver. The Casey family decided to

donate her tissue upon learning it was an option.

The Rose Parade is on New Year's Day.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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