WILLIAMSBURG, OH (FOX19) - A day after Clermont County Detective Brewer was laid to rest, family, friends and even strangers came together to honor him and to help support his family with a Spaghetti Dinner Benefit.
It was held at Williamsburg Middle High School where Det. Brewer graduated from in 1996.
On Saturday night the cafeteria that Det. Brewer sat in each school day was filled with hundreds of people enjoying a plate of comfort food and gathering to commiserate and support each other through this difficult time.
"We just wanted to honor the memory of Det. Brewer, one of our community members and one of our Wildcats," said Monica Carter who is a teacher and a volunteer.
Each person coming through the door donated $5, some gave more. Hundreds kept coming through the lines to grab a spaghetti dinner.
“It was awesome there was never a dull moment people kept coming through the whole time and I think everyone was really happy to support the cause,” said Carter. Every dollar earned will go directly to Det. Brewer’s family.
Matt Earley, the Superintendent for Williamsburg Schools says he met Det. Brewer a few times at the school when the Sports Hall of Fame All Star came back to visit.
“Just a tremendous individual,” said Earley. “I can’t imagine the sorrow that his wife and his family’s going through and just to do something. We has a lot of police and first responders here tonight and just the comradery of that was neat to see."
Earley says he didn't know what to expect when the dinner was planned just a few days ago but the community did not disappoint. "Williamsburg is a small town with a big heart and it shows."
The school is still counting how much they made during the fundraiser.
A Memorial Fund has been set up and donations can be made to any Park National Bank branch. Donations can also be mailed to: The Bill Brewer Fund c/o Park National Bank, 1187 Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102.