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Fundraiser Held For Det. Eric Smith's Family

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JACKSON, MS -

Loved ones of fallen Jackson Police Detective Eric Smith held a fundraiser Sunday.

Hundreds of people attended the event at Rooster's in Fondren.

For $10 participants received a plate with all the fixings, pulled pork, chicken tenders and more.

The restaurant donated the food and the employees donated their time.

Other restaurants in the area, like Walker's Drive-In, also participated in Sunday's event.

"Anytime that JPD, you know, we need them, they're there for us," said Nathan Glenn, Rooster's Co-Owner. "And, so we need to be there for them in time of crisis like this and try to help his family a little bit, get a little support. Anything we can do as a community, you know, that's what we're doing."

The restaurants hope to raise $10,000.

All proceeds will go to Detective Smith's family to help with funeral costs.

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