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Fundraisers to benefit wounded San Bernardino Officer Gabriel Garcia


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    A week after he was shot, San Bernardino police say Officer Gabriel Garcia remained in critical condition Friday evening as treatment continues with some positive reports from medical staff.

    Several fundraisers are planned for the weekend in honor of the wounded officer.

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Ben Zaredini will be raffling off several prizes Saturday at LoanMart Field, home of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at 8408 Rochester Ave., during a law enforcement softball tournament.

    Raffle tickets are being sold for $10 each with all proceeds going to the Garcia family, Zaredini said.

    “The first-place prize is a new 27-ounce Brett Helmer bat,” Zaredini said. “Other prizes are a free vehicle tint, courtesy of Freeway Tint in Riverside, a new pair of Elite turfs, courtesy of Elite Sports in Anaheim, and a custom SX3 glove, courtesy of Daniel McIntyre.”

    The raffle begins at 1:30 p.m., he said.

    In Garcia’s hometown of Yucaipa on Saturday, the Dairy Queen along with the Queen Bean Caffe, 12045 Fifth St., will be holding a fundraiser for the wounded officer from 5 p.m. to closing.

    “Fifteen percent of the total sales from 5 to closing time will be donated to the Garcia family,” Dairy Queen manager Meghan Nielson said. “We close at 11 p.m. and the Queen Bean closes at 9.”

    A community car wash is planned Sept. 6 at the Juan Pollo restaurant at 1258 West Fifth St., San Bernardino. It’s being sponsored by the La Placita Neighborhood Associations and the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Watch.

    All proceeds will be donated to the Garcia family.

    San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said there’s been an outpouring of community support for Garcia.

    “We may not all know Officer Garcia or the brave young officer that fought to protect him personally,” Burguan said in a statement released Friday. “But we have all been touched by what has happened, and over the course of the last few days, I have witnessed a community come together. I will thank you all again, on behalf of SBPD, our great city of San Bernardino and the Garcia family, for your commitment to optimism and support as we work through this together.”

    Anyone with questions regarding the car wash fundraiser is asked to call Andrea Zuniga at 909-838-6613.

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