BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Bowling Green community is coming together to give a helping hand to a police officer who was shot last week.

What You Need To Know

  • Officer Matt Davis was shot in Bowling Green last week

  • Davis is showing positive signs of recovery

  • Food trucks attended the fundraiser and donated a portion of their profits to Davis and his family

  • The food trucks owner were happy to help however they could

The community banded together and helped Officer Matt Davis and his family by having a fundraiser.

Many food trucks, such as Groovy Gus Donut Bus and Chaney’s Dairy, set up for the event.

According to Steve Garden, the co-owner of Groovy Gus Donut Bus, gave 100% of their profits to the wounded officer. 

“We want him to know that we support him and all of our other officers too,” Garden said. “All these vendors came out and they’re gonna make sure that anything they need, they could have, be it him, the wife, the kids, that they’re taken care of.”

Even though owning a small business can be stressful as is, giving up their own money to help another was an important gesture from these entrepreneurs.

“It’s awesome. I love to be a part of this,” Sydney Harris, the sales and marketing manager at Gigi’s Cupcakes, said. “I was so excited when my boss texted and told us to get involved.”

According to Carl Chaney, the owner of Chaney’s Dairy Barn, the atmosphere in Bowling Green is unlike any other.

“We may need some help next time, and Bowling Green would be there to help us,” Chaney said. “It’s just that kind of a city. It doesn’t matter what it is, they’ll turn out to help somebody else.”

“One of the things we love is to not only be a business, but to be a part of the community,” Garden said. “So, when we get an opportunity to the spread the joy we have for this community to an individual who protects. It’s just somewhere you can’t measure. You can measure it in dollars, but you can’t measure it in emotion.”