NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Some Texas Roadhouse locations in Middle Tennessee held a fundraiser on Wednesday for Hendersonville police officer Spencer Bristol’s family.
Officer Bristol used to work for the restaurant chain, Texas Roadhouse before he went into law enforcement. The fundraiser were held at the Clarksville, Hendersonville and Murfreesboro locations from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Texas Roadhouse says 100% of sales will be donated to an account created by the 100 Club of Sumner County. The organization helps surviving family members of police officers killed in the line of duty.
The Hendersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge has also partnered with Barbells and Badges to create a T-shirt and hoodie to honor the fallen officer and raise money for his family.
“Spencer was a Texas Roadhouse “Roadie” in Hendersonville before becoming a police officer. He was an amazing young man and we are truly heart-broken at his loss. This fundraiser is a tribute to his memory and our way of lending support to his family,” said Tony Noble, Managing Partner Texas Roadhouse Hendersonville.
Many people said they waited in line for close to honor and say it was the least they can do to honor Bristol and his family.
"I would hope somebody would do it for me. It’s the least I can do if I served my country and support my city; it’s the least I would hope somebody would do," said David Johnson.
Sonja Schewe of Hendersonville waited in line for 30 minutes. She said Bristol and her son were friends and played sports together in high school. Schewe said she wasn't surprised by the turnout.
"After going to the procession yesterday, it’s obvious that he had a lot of people that thought very highly of him," said Schewe.
Bristol died last week when he was hit by a vehicle while chasing a suspect on I-65 near Goodlettsville. He leaves behind a wife and a young daughter. The 3-year-old broke hearts at her father’s memorial service Tuesday, when she leaned over to kiss his casket. A college scholarship fund has been created for her.