Benefit Will Help Family of Murder Victim

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 18, 2007 at 9:19 PM EDT

Friends and family reach out to the wife and children of murder victim James Reif.

Hundreds of people took part in this fund-raiser for the Reif family.

It was held here at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Endicott.

Reif, along with Mark and Robert Norris were shot to death last month in Philadelphia.

A disgruntled investor in their Heritage Country Club plan killed the men and then himself.

Reif was a former Broome County Sheriff's Deputy, and once ran for sheriff.

He leaves behind a wife and four children.

His friends say he had great character, and that's the reason for this benefit.

"He helped us out so a group of friends and us got together and said, alright, we have to put a benefit to help his family. If it was one of us, we would do it, so it's our turn to do it for him," said benefit coordinator Stephen Hill Jr.

Reif was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, and friends say he was an active member of the congregation.

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