Milford restaurant supports injured officer


MILFORD, Del. – Milford Police Officer, Timothy Webb was shot in the line of duty. He suffered major injuries, but is on his way to recovery. However, Benvenuto restaurant is gathering the community to show support for him and his family this holiday season.

“We have a great community support here in Milford of the police department and the officers that serve them,” says Senior Corporal, Timothy Maloney.

Executive Chef of Benvenuto, Jesus Valentino Gordiany also says, “it’s really all about community, which is one of the things Benvenuto focuses on, without our community we’re nothing.”

Benvenuto restaurant in Milford is holding two events in support of Officer Timothy Webb and his family, after he was shot in the line of duty.  A fellow officer tells 47 abc — Officer Webb is in recovery — but still has a long road ahead.\

“He’s been making great strides for the injuries that he encountered that night, it’s just phenomenal. It just shows how much of a fighter and a warrior and he just has a determined mind set to get better,” says Officer Maloney.

The event will raise money for Officer Webb and his family to pay for medical bills, housing accommodations for his recovery, and other needs this Christmas season. Take my Hand Ministry is also partnering with Benvenuto to show their support, by selling chances for a seafood feast for $20, with 100% of the proceeds going to Webb and his family.

“It’s family you know, these guys are family — so we have to do everything we can to take care of those who take care of us,” says Chef Jesus.

Chef Jesus also says, holding events in support of officer Webb isn’t even a second thought for them, and says “for us, these kinds of things is kind of a walk in the park so to speak, it’s something that just fits right in to our daily routine.”

The restaurant owners say they’re happy to hold this event, because the Milford community wants to show support for their law enforcement.

Benvenuto restaurant is holding the fundraiser December 29th and 30th and 50% of the proceeds go to Officer Webb and his family. Tickets for the seafood feast may be purchased at Benvenuto restaurant or from a Milford Police officer.


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