Owners of three Zionsville restaurants recently presented a check to Boone County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Tony Harris for the Deputy Jacob Pickett Memorial Fund.
Picket was fatally shot in the line of duty in March.
The restaurants — Cobblestone, Rush on Main and Bites — each held promotions and designated proceeds to the memorial fund.
“Rush on Main owners Jeff Sepiol and Johnny Vargo approached me about joining with them in raising money for Deputy Pickett’s fund and we immediately were in,” said Cobblestone owner Kent Esra. “Victor Gosnell of Bites also quickly joined the promotion.”
Vargo added, “All of us in Boone County were saddened by Deputy Pickett’s death. We wanted to do something to honor him and help his family.”
The $2,750 donation was raised over St. Patrick’s Day weekend with additional monies contributed by friends of all three restaurants.
“This donation won’t be the only time we restaurants band together in support of Deputy Pickett and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department,” Gosnell said. “We will continue to hold events and put on promotions for Deputy Pickett’s family.”