Injured BRPD officer gets gift; donations still being made
POSTED: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 3:23pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Twin Peaks, Cadillac Cafe and the 4th Sunday Motorcycle Riders teamed up to help raise money to offset medical bills for injured Officer Wallace Britton's family expenses.
"I was in the hospital room when I heard him and his wife talk about what are we going to do about bills. I told them you're not going to worry. We got this. If there is one thing we can do is this," Craig Michelet, 4th Sunday Rider, said.
Event organizers said Britton was injured on the job back in July. He was hurt and since then has had to have two surgeries and go to physical therapy. Organizers said it will take a while for Britton to be back to full health. .
In the end the groups raised $7,148 for Britton.
Event organizers said direct donations may still be made to the Wallace Britton Fund at the Government Street location of the Baton Rouge City Parish Employees Federal Credit Union