Fundraiser for slain Charlotte County Sheriff's Sergeant Mike Wilson
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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A week to the day that residents of Charlotte County paid their final respects to Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Wilson, hundreds flooded downtown Punta Gorda to take part in benefits to raise money for the fallen deputy's family.
One fundraiser took place at the Celtic Ray. People from across the area gathered, chipping in what they could to support Wilson's family.
Celtic Ray Owner Kevin Doyle said, "Let's do what we can and this is our chance to do it"
Doyle says while he didn't know Wilson personally, he knows this is a spot Wilson enjoyed, "I didn't know him as well as I would like to, but he was a customer here once and a while and all of his friends are customers here"
And this was reason enough for Doyle to put on this benefit fundraiser