LUBBOCK, Texas– Local businesses in the Lubbock area have shown support for first responders and the family of Sgt. Joshua Bartlett, who was killed during a SWAT standoff in Levelland Thursday.
Some Businesses are taking donations in person and over the phone to assist the family with expenses.
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Local restaurants have shown support for first responders by providing meals for those who were on scene overnight, and many have continued that support. Several have offered free meals or drinks to first responders. Mosaic Sandwich Company in Levelland opened a tab to give free meals to first responders.
Dickey’s Barbecue in Levelland started accepting donations on behalf of Sgt. Bartlett’s family, along with donating a free meal to first responders throughout the weekend.
Coffee 211, also in Levelland, offered free beverages to first responders for July 16 and July 17. Many others have shown support by tying blue ribbons around trees.
There is also a one mile run, in front of the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in honor of Sgt. Bartlett. The run is to take place July 16 at 7pm.
We will update this story as information becomes available. Keep checking everythinglubbock.com to stay updated. Use the video player below to see DPS Sgt. Johnny Bures thanking the community for overwhelming support to law enforcement.