OAK LAWN, Ill. (Fox 32 News) - Once again a grieving community gathered at Reilly's Daughter in Oak Lawn to raise money for the families of fallen CPD officers. Heartbroken over the tragic loss of Chicago police officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo they opened their hearts and their wallets to give what they could.
“You know everyone in this bar probably has a brother or a cousin that's a police officer or a fireman. That's the whole South Side so this cuts like a knife for everyone here," said resident Dan Martin.
Bar owner Brendan O’Brien says this is the fourth fundraiser he's hosted for fallen heroes this year. He will be donating 100 percent of his food sales to the families.
“Anything we can do for the family, both families in this instance, at the end of the day, I don't care about the money, it's about the families,” said O’Brien.
O’Brien says the fundraiser is a small token of gratitude and sympathy to the officer’s families and to all those who serve and protect.