A night of laughter will help a New Britain police officer who was badly injured in the line of duty last month.
On Feb. 21, “Chaz & AJ In The Morning” will host a benefit comedy show for recovering Officer Brett Morgan, who was run over by a stolen car last month.
Morgan has had several surgical procedures and intensive rehabilitation therapy. He was recently released from the hospital, but continues to go through therapy and rehabilitation as he works to recover from his injuries.
“Stand Up For Brett,” the Chaz & AJ Benefit Comedy Show for Officer Brett Morgan, will be held on Friday Feb. 21 at Trinity On Main at 69 Main Street in New Britain.
The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m.
Dave Reilly, from MTV and Fox, and Gary Pettinella, the “Bad Boy of Comedy,” will perform.
Joey Mitchell will host the event and Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara will also make an appearance.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.wplr.com and www.959thefox.com. All proceeds will benefit The Brett Morgan Benefit Fund, which will help Officer Morgan and his family to deal with the medical expenses.
“Everyday officers and firefighters put themselves at risk for complete strangers,” morning show co-host Chaz said in a statement. “When we heard about this, how could we not help?”
Another fundraiser will be held on Feb. 23,
Bolo Bakery & Café, at 33 Whiting St in Plainville, will host a fundraiser on Feb. 23, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The shop will donate 25 percent of all sales to Officer Morgan’s Benefit Fund at the New Britain Police Department. Donations will also be accepted.
The New Britain Police Department and New Britain Police Union have set up the Brett Morgan Benefit Fund at TD Bank.
To donate to the fund, go to any TD Bank branch and ask to make a contribution to the Brett Morgan Benefit Fund c/o Robert Martin New Britain Police Department.
You can also donate by mailing checks to the New Britain Police Department, Brett Morgan Benefit Fund, 10 Chestnut Street, New Britain CT, 06051. Checks should be made payable to the “Brett Morgan Benefit Fund.”