Benefits for the family of officer Justin Maples continue to be held, including one this weekend at Buffalo Wild Wings. Also, a Cleveland businessman and his company have donated a portion of proceeds from a Memorial Day weekend sale to the Justin Maples Family Benefit Fund.
Maples was killed the evening of May 20 while on duty with the Cleveland Police Department.
He was responding to back up Bradley County deputies who were involved in a stolen car chase which eventually ended up as a foot chase with the suspect.
Maples was survived by his wife, Danielle, and their three sons. All the children are under 5 years old.
Friends and family established a fund for the survivors at United Community Bank.
During the Memorial Day weekend, Larry Hill Ford and Larry Hill Imports raised $6,000 and donated to the fund.
According to information provided by Larry Hill, during the company’s annual Memorial Day sale, he decided to donate $100 from the sale of each vehicle sold during the four-day period.
Sixty cars were sold during the weekend of Memorial Day, according to Hill.
According to officials at Buffalo Wild Wings located on Paul Huff Parkway, a portion of all food sales Saturday evening from 7 to 11 will be donated to the fund.
Music will be provided on the patio and children’s activities are also planned.
Last weekend, Outlaw Rodeo attendees and organizers honored and remembered the fallen officer.
The rodeo was held at Tri State Exhibition Center.