Dine out tonight for the family of fallen Officer Michael Langsdorf

More than 50 area restaurants are participating in donating a portion of their profits.

July 16, 2019

ST. LOUIS (KNOU) — You're going to eat lunch and dinner anyway, so why not turn your meal into help for the children of fallen officer Michael Langsdorf?

More than 50 restaurants around the area are donating a percentage of their sales Tuesday to the family of the slain North County Police Cooperative officer.

Related: PHOTOS: Slain Officer Langsdorf remembered as dedicated cop, caring father

Katie Zaitz-Fink organized similar fundraisers for the families of officers Flamion, Snyder, and O'Connor, and now Langsdorf.

She explains: "We got together, contacted the restaurants who have always been there when I've asked for help, reached out to them and asked them again would you be willing to do another dine-out event to help this officer's two children that he has left behind. Over fifty of them have stepped up and said 'of course.'"

Fink hopes the community isn't getting weary of mourning so many officers; she notes there were more than 200 restaurants taking part in Snyder's fundraiser.

She says she knows donations won't replace a father lost, but she hopes it shows the children that there's a community there to support them.

You can check out the complete list of participating restaurants at this link.

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