'You can't help but be moved': Fundraiser benefits recovering Greenfield officer who was shot
GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- As a Greenfield police officer remains hospitalized after being involved in an officer-involved shooting incident a few weeks ago, his community is showing support to him and his family Saturday, Sept. 4.
Organizers, including a local bakery, hosted a fundraiser at the House of Harley Davidson Saturday to give back to the officer.
"Jen's Sweet Treats who's an avid supporter of law enforcement generously donated cupcakes for us to sell in raising money for our officer," said Sean Licht, captain of Greenfield Police Department.
"GROTC in Greenfield decided to come out and help with the fundraising and supporting the family," said Grace Kozelek, who is part of the Greenfield ROTC.
The fundraiser is dedicated to the 36-year-old Greenfield police officer.
The officer was responding to a traffic stop near 27th and Becher on Aug. 22 that turned deadly.
Gunfire was exchanged, which resulted in the suspect dying, and the officer being hospitalized.
"He's recovering and we are hoping he's going to be getting out soon. I have been up to see him at the hospital and have been talking to him so it has been a long road of recovery for him but we're going to be welcoming him back soon," said Licht.
A lemonade stand was also set up to raise funds to help the officer.
"I'm doing the lemonade stand to raise money for the cop that got shot at Mobil, the cop that got shot in Greenfield, and the cops camp," said 10-year-old Lyla Strasburg, who hosted a lemonade stand outside of House of Harley Davidson.
Lyla's dad, William, witnessed the Mobil shooting in Caledonia back in July and started raising funds for the officer.
When they heard about the Greenfield officer, they decided to help him too.
"We absolutely want to thank them for everything they do every single day whether it's everyday traffic stops or what these officers have to go through," said William Strasburg.
"I know they put their life on the line for us every day so giving back to them however you can is always good," said Jim Kubek, who bought cupcakes to help the cause.
A GoFundme page has also been set up to help the officer and his family
That page can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/f/gpa-to-help-support-our-injured-officer
The officer-involved shooting remains under investigation.