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Fundraiser set for Riverside County sheriff’s deputy wounded in Las Vegas shooting

By in Press Enterprise on November 13, 2017

By Brian Rokos

Heroes Restaurant and Brewery will donate some of its proceeds Wednesday, Nov. 15, to Jason McMillan, the Riverside County sheriff’s deputy who was wounded in the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 that killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others.

The donation will be 10 percent of the total bill, excluding alcohol, the restaurant announced. A flyer must be presented. It can be found online at instagram.com/p/BbaGhLbnw8W/. The restaurant is at 3397 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside.

Nashville, Tennessee, television station WZTV reported that McMillan, 29, was shot twice in the chest at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. A woman who identified herself as Patty Cope who donated to McMillan through a GoFundMe page said she helped hand McMillan over a fence.

McMillan’s family and the Sheriff’s Department has guarded details about his injuries and recovery.

“We’ve got his back, the community’s got his back, and we’re accommodating his and the family’s needs,” Sgt. Chris Willison, a sheriff’s spokesman, said Monday. “We’re praying for him, hoping he gets to a speedy recovery.”

A photo on the GoFundMe page shows McMillan posing with fiancee Fiorella Gaeta outside the Del E. Webb Medical Plaza, which is attached to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nevada.

A person who identified herself on the fundraising page as Gaeta wrote in October: “Thank you everyone for your support and prayers!!! Jason and I are truly blessed. We are … slowing recovering from this Terrible Massacre.”

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