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Foundation and restaurant continues fallen officer's legacy with food, shirts, and sweaters

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Posted at 11:32 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 23:32:46-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- People gathered at tables on Sunday for wings, drinks, and to keep Newport News Officer Katie Thyne's memory alive.

They came for a special fundraiser hosted between the Newport News Police Foundation and Buffalo Wild Wings

The foundation sold patches, shirts, and sweaters that displayed Katie Thyne's name. Buffalo wild wings also pitched in and are donating 10 percent of all customers' checks to the foundation.

The volunteers tell News 3 the influx of people throughout the day made the fundraiser a success.

"The community, they've come just to do this for the fundraiser," jeff Wright, a Newport News Master Police Officer and a fundraiser volunteer, said. "There's people I know that came from Gloucester and Mathews Counties because they knew this was happening. Again, overwhelming community support from day one."

All the money will go towards helping Thyne's family. The foundation created a unique email address to continue taking orders for sweaters and shirts.