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Wichita restaurants helping raise money for injured officer

Local restaurants are helping to raise money to help injured officer Brian Arterburn.

( Originally from The Wichita Eagle )

The Wichita community is being encouraged today to "Wear Blue for Brian" to show support for Wichita police Officer Brian Arterburn, who suffered injuries to his chest, abdomen and brain after being run over by a stolen car on Tuesday afternoon near Topeka and Kincaid.

And a few Wichita restaurants are going a step further by helping to raise money for the officer and his family.

Meddys restaurants at 7906 E. Harry and 2300 N. Greenwich will donate 5 percent of proceeds from sales today through Sunday to the Arterburn family, said owner Alex Harb. And all the restaurant staff will be wearing blue throughout the weekend to show their support, he said.

"Our community needs to come together and show our support for the men and women of the law enforcement community who risk their lives daily to keep us safe," Harb said. "Now it's our turn to step up to the plate and do our part."