MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – With music, dance, and drinks, it was a night of celebration for a life that was lost.
“He would think this was too big of a deal for him, I’m sure he’d enjoy it though,” retired Mendota Heights Police Sergeant Neil Garlock said.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tuesday Brings Big, Blustery Temperature Swing
Hundreds of people came from all over Minnesota to attend the Stand Up For Scott benefit, honoring fallen Mendota Heights Police officer Scott Patrick.
Patrick was gunned down during a traffic stop in July. He was a 19-year veteran of the force.
“It’s overwhelming,” Mendota Heights Police chief Mike Aschenbrenner said. “It’s fabulous the number of people here that have shown up.”
The event was organized by the Moose Country restaurant. All of the proceeds raised will go directly to help the Patrick family.
“It is so amazing,” Patrick’s wife, Michelle Patrick, said. “Words are not enough.”
Michelle Patrick said their family has been taking things day by day in the nearly two months since he passed. The support from the community has gotten them through.
“I so feel lifted by everybody’s prayers, and I love how everybody is willing to help out and pay back what he has given them,” she said.
More information about how to donate is available on the event’s Facebook page.
Donations can be made to help the Patrick family. Checks should be made out to Patrick Family c/o MHCAAF and mailed to:READ MORE: What Is ‘Wordle’? And Why Is It So Popular?
857 Hwy. 13
Lilydale, MN 55118