Dine out for injured Arnold officer held Wednesday - KMOV.com

Dine out for injured Arnold officer held Wednesday

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Officer Ryan O'Connor remains in critical condition after being shot by a suspect in his patrol car (Credit: Arnold Police Department) Officer Ryan O'Connor remains in critical condition after being shot by a suspect in his patrol car (Credit: Arnold Police Department)
ELLISVILLE (KMOV.com) -

More than 60 area restaurants participated in Wednesday's dine out event for injured Arnold Officer Ryan O’Connor and his family.

O’Connor was shot by Chad Klahs inside a police vehicle on December 5, according to police. He remains hospitalized.

Wood Smoke BBQ in Ellisville was one of the restaurants participating in the Dec. 20 event. They also participated in similar fundraising nights for Ballwin Officer Mike Flamion.

Wood Smoke BBQ owner Bernadette Faasen said hosting the fundraiser for Officer O’Connor and his family hits close to home.

“Being a police family, this is just so close to us because we know every day it could be one us needing the same help,” said Faasen.

News 4 noticed lines out the door during lunch and dinner at multiple restaurants. A portion of the participating establishments' sales went to helping O'Connor.

For more information on the dine-out and who is participating, click here. To donate to the GoFundMe for O'Connor, click here.

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