The steady rain, which had soaked the Raleigh-Durham area overnight, stopped at 11:00 am—just in time for yesterday’s Food Truck Fundraiser at Triangle Shooting Academy. Hundreds of hungry locals came out to enjoy a delicious lunch and support Officer Charles Ainsworth and Trooper Daniel Harrell, who were recently injured in the line of duty.
The event raised more than $3,200, all of which will be donated to the families of Officer Ainsworth and Trooper Harrell. Several members of the Raleigh Police Department, NC Highway Patrol, Wake County Sheriff’s Office, Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) attended the fundraiser.
“We’re pleased to help raise money for our law enforcement officers who serve and protect us every day,” said Triangle Shooting Academy founder Bill Edwards. “I want to personally thank everyone who joined us in supporting Trooper Harrell and Officer Ainsworth. I also want to offer a special thanks to the hardworking crews of the food trucks who participated.”
Four popular Raleigh-area food trucks took part in the event, serving customers in the parking lot at Triangle Shooting Academy:
Officer Charles Ainsworth, of the Raleigh Police Department, was shot several times while following up on a report on January 9. He remains hospitalized. Learn more.
NC Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Harrell was shot during a traffic stop in Wilson County on January 14. He was released from the hospital two days after undergoing extensive surgery. Learn more.