Fill the boot On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Newtown Hook & Ladder conducted a Fill the Boot style fund drive to raise funds for the Newtown Police Officers who are still out of work following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th. Members were able to raise over $22,000 in 6 hours. Hook and Ladder would like to thank all those that supported our efforts. We stand together with the Newtown Police Department and all others affected by the events of 12/14. We are Newtown Strong!