Doc’s raises $17,000 for in­jured deputy

Record Observer - - Front Page - By MIKE DAVIS mdavis@kibay­times.com

CENTREVILLE — From ral­lies to flags hoisted up firetruck lad­ders hang­ing over Queen Anne’s County over­passes, the com­mu­nity showed its sup­port to Dfc. W. Scott

Ho­gan as he re­cov­ered from a gun­shot wound sus­tained serv­ing in the line of duty in late De­cem­ber.

A Go­FundMe page was cre­ated by the Fra­ter­nal Or­der of Po­lice Lodge 108 raised more than $40,000 for him and his fam­ily. Even Jerry Jones, owner, pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of the Dal­las Cow­boys foot­ball team sent Ho­gan well wishes as he re­cov­ered in a Bal­ti­more hospi­tal.

In Ho­gan’s home­town of Centreville, the owner of Doc’s River­side Grille felt the need to do some­thing, too, and hosted a ben­e­fit in his honor on Jan. 16 that in­cluded a silent auc­tion and a 50/50 raf­fle. Doc’s River­side Grille also do­nated di­rectly to the Ho­gan fam­ily 10 per­cent of sales from 4 to 9 p.m.

On Mon­day, Jan. 30, two weeks af­ter the event, Bo Oris­tian, restau­rant owner, and Su­san Arimger, who or­ga­nized the silent auc­tion, pre­sented Ho­gan and his wife Ju­lia with a $17,000 check from pro­ceeds of the fundraiser.

Oris­tian said sup­port­ing law en­force­ment is im­por­tant be­cause when “you need them, they’re there for you” and that “they put their lives on the line” to keep the com­mu­nity safe. The night of the event, he said, cars were parked miles away be­cause that many peo­ple came out to sup­port the in­jured deputy.

T-shirts were made up, 200 to be ex­act, that read “Blue Lives Mat­ter,” which Oris­tian said sold out. He said 100 were sold the Fri­day be­fore the event.

Speak­ing about the Queen Anne’s County com­mu­nity, Sher­iff Gary Hof­mann said, “When any­one is in need, civil­ian or law en­force­ment, they step up to help.” He added he ap­pre­ci­ated that.

Ho­gan, ac­com­pa­nied by his wife, said the com­mu­nity sup­port was amaz­ing, “es­pe­cially with all of the neg­a­tiv­ity” sur­round­ing law en­force­ment in re­cent years. He said the silent ma­jor­ity does sup­port the po­lice even if the other side is yelling louder.

Trav­el­ing all the way from Bal­ti­more City, Jen­nie and Bren­don Reed, who is a city po­lice of­fi­cer, gave Ju­lia Ho­gan a bas­ket filled with “fem­i­nine” items. Jen­nie Reed said she wanted to present the bas­ket to Ju­lia Ho­gan to show sup­port from one po­lice wife to an­other.

PHOTO BY MIKE DAVIS

From left: Ju­lia Ho­gan, Scott Ho­gan, Bo Oris­tian, Su­san Ar­miger and Sher­iff Gary Hof­mann.

PHOTO BY MIKE DAVIS

Jen­nie and Bren­don Reed of Bal­ti­more City present Ju­lia Ho­gan, wife of in­jured deputy Scott Ho­gan, a gift bas­ket at Doc’s River­side Grille on Mon­day, Jan. 30.

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