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: Sheriff: 1 In Custody, 1 At Large In Connection To 4 Minnesotans Found Dead In Wisconsin
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: Mille Lacs Lake Ends 'Catch-And-Release Only' Walleye Fishing Season
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: Minnesota Weather: Drought Conditions Holding In Place As State Moves Into Fall
T-shirts are $15 apiece. Orders will be accepted through Friday. Click here for more information.