Florence, South Carolina 2020-10-18 20:28:50 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach’s restaurant in South Ocean Boulevard raises funds for Jacob Hancher’s family on Sunday.
Loco Gecko Beach Shak donates 100% of Sunday’s sales to the family of Hancher officers. Locals and out-of-states come to support the cause.
All transactions and donations are directed to the family of the fallen officer. Among the people eating at Loco Gecko Beach Shak on Sunday was Josh Spiegel and his family from Tennessee who saw a fundraising event on Facebook.
“It hit me from the bottom of my heart. It’s a blow to my house because I’m going home and becoming a police officer,” said vacationer Josh Spiegel.
Spiegel read on Facebook about Officer Jacob’s Hancher and how he died on duty. He took his wife and children to a restaurant for lunch and upheld the cause.
General Manager Brian Pinkham states that law enforcement is a huge partner in South Boulevard Beach Shak.
“They are in and out of the property and stop by the boulevard. We are certainly a place where they can stop if they need a quick place,” Pinkham said.
Restaurant employees say law enforcement officers like Hancher officers are helping to create a safe and secure working environment.
Spiegel has brother-in-law and friends on duty as customers who are passionate about supporting the cause.
“I believe they are doing the right thing, and they are here for the community. They are here to do the wrong thing or harm someone. Not, “Spiegel said.
Beach Shak employees cook and pour out services on Sundays and ban them together for the family of Officer Jacob Hancher.
“Whenever we have to give back and partner, we want to be able to do that,” Pinkham said.
“It’s something our family is passionate about, we love to support it, and we’re happy to be here,” Spiegel said.
Fundraising continues until 9 pm on Sunday. Travina Italian Kitchen will host a fundraising activity on Monday, donating 50% of its sales to the Hanchers.