Scott Legieza

Family and friends of Franklin Police Lt. Scott Legieza are raising money to help the officer after he suffered a "significant heart attack" while on his honeymoon.

According to a GoFundMe page, Legieza and his wife were on a cruise when he suffered the medical episode and was hospitalized on the Caribbean island of Saint Maarten.

On Thursday, the GoFundMe was updated with information that Legieza would soon be transported to a hospital in Miami, Florida, and as of Thursday night, more than $33,000 had been raised to help the couple with medical expenses. 

Legieza is the father of fallen Brentwood Police Department Officer Destin Legieza who was killed in a dui crash in 2020.

According to the GoFundMe, the honeymoon was delayed in part due to Destin Legieza's passing as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Legieza arrived in Miami on Friday and was listed in stable condition.

The following message was later posted to the GoFundMe page.

"On behalf of Scott and myself, I would like to express our sincerest gratitude. Your continued generosity of prayers and donations is what gives Scott the resources and support he needs, that was unavailable to him on St. Maarten," Brianna Legieza said. "We are beyond blessed to have the unrelenting support and love from our community and beyond."

More information about how to support the Legieza family can be found here.