Restaurant Event Supports Cancer Victim’s Family

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BARTONSVILLE -- A fundraiser was underway in Monroe County to help the family of a police officer who lost his battle with cancer on Monday.

Big Daddy's Barbecue in Bartonsville was giving 50% of sales Tuesday to the Torres family to help with medical and funeral expenses.

Officer Ruben Torres had been a member of the Stroud Area Regional Police Department for a number of years.

"When something happens and there's a tragedy in our community, we're there to help that. Therefore I hope we have a great turnout today and I hope everyone comes out to support officer Torres and his family," said Chastity Hamill, General Manager.

The fundraiser at Big Daddy's Barbecue ran through until 11:00p.m. Tuesday night in Bartonsville.

The event included a chinese auction, tricky tray raffle and live band in in Monroe County.