Community holds steak dinner to raise money for injured trooper
Updated: Sunday, October 20 2013, 08:46 PM EDT
The community showed support for trooper Bradley Wilson, who was shot in the neck and collar bone while trying to serve a search warrant at home in Brockway last month.
Wilson is recovering in the hospital, so his friends decided to do something special by holding a steak dinner at the VFW on Fuller Street in Dubois. All money raised will go directly to Wilson's medical expenses.
There were raffle tickets, baskets and hundreds showing support for Wilson.
"It is fantastic to see all the community support and all the family, friends, state police, emergency responders, everyone who helped in the situation, it is just amazing," Bradley Wilson's brother Bryon Wilson said
"Great guy, you can tell by the community turnout. Everyone loves Brad," Bradley Wilson's friend Terry Dotts said.
Bradley Wilson's brother Jeff Wilson, who is a trooper as well, said the job is risky but rewarding.
"We're a state police family. We understand this is a dangerous job. No one expects this to happen but we realize that that the chance is always there that it could," Jeff Wilson said.
Family and friends said hearing the news that Trooper Bradley Wilson was shot was numbing and shocking.
"You read about it in the paper, but until it hits home. It's a dangerous job," Dotts said.