MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fellow corrections officers grieving the loss of their colleague have turned to a T-shirt drive to help them cope.
Officer Joseph Gomm died last week after inmate Edward Johnson attacked him with a hammer in the Stillwater prison.READ MORE: 'I'm Scared For My Patients': As COVID Cases Surge, Delta Plus Variant Worries Medical Experts
His fellow officers designed these T-shirts to sell in Gomm’s name. They have raised $18,000 so far for his family.READ MORE: Sunisa Lee, Grace McCallum Return To Minnesota, Olympic Medals In Hand
Officers told us the T-shirt drive has helped them find a new purpose as they deal with their pain.
“It starts at the top, and everyone is just broken in our agency,” said Officer Shane M. Warnke Jr. “We as a core group wanted to do something.”MORE NEWS: Clarifying COVID: How Can We Protect Ourselves From The Delta Variant?
T-shirts are $15 apiece. Orders will be accepted through Friday. Click here for more information.