Fallen officers benefit event held at Roy High

Posted at 12:10 AM, Mar 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-03 02:10:42-05

A community has come together to help the officers who were injured in a shootout in Ogden.

A benefit dinner was held at Roy High School Friday.

There was also a silent and live auction to benefit the officers who were injured in the shootout in January that left one officer dead.

“Everybody's time is donated; the school has been phenomenal in helping us. The principal, Gena Buttars, all of the cooks, are donating their time to prepare the food for us. All of the food was donated by different businesses in our community,” said Roy City Police Chief Greg Whinham.

Proceeds from the  dinner go to the injured officers.

Also, a new license plate was unveiled that honors Utah’s fallen peace officers. The DMV requires 500 applications with payment to be collected before they can put the plate's into production.

The plates cost an extra $35. That money would go to the Honoring Heroes Foundation and The Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.