Bakery Holds Benefit for Injured Officer

By Abbey Niezgoda
|  Sunday, Feb 23, 2014  |  Updated 11:50 AM EDT
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Bakery Holds Benefit for Injured Officer

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Bolo's Bakery is donating 25 percent of its sales to the Officer Brett Morgan Benefit Fund to help the New Britain police officer who was seriously injured while trying to stop a stolen car last month.

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Plainville residents came together at Bolo’s Bakery on Sunday to raise money for an officer in need.

From pastries to pancakes, 25 percent of all of their sales went directly the Officer Brett Morgan Benefit Fund.

It was just over a month ago when Morgan was intentionally hit by a stolen car and dragged 100 feet, police say. He has since been released from the hospital but has a long road to recovery.

The community has stepped up to help, and the support crosses town lines.

The manager at Bolo’s knew she wanted to help as soon as she found out what happened.

“I think that what happened was really devastating and horrible,” said Cristina Abrantes. “We wanted to give back as much as we could.”

Her bakery was packed as New Britain police cars lined the outside. Customers who donated talked about the importance of appreciating all law enforcement.

“We just want to say you’re not forgotten. We take you for granted, but we do recognize your contribution and your sacrifice,” said Vic Fumiatti.

Bolo’s has had a donation box at the front of their cash register for weeks with Officer Morgan’s name on it. They have already raised a few hundred dollars, but they hope to raise even more and help the officer heal.

“Even though it’s not physical rehab, there’s a part of you inside knows you’re getting a lot of support and he’s certainly getting it,” said Betty Fumiatti.

Morgan made his first public appearance last week.

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