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Cedar Rapids police host benefit concert for injured officer

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Two months since Cedar Rapids police officer Tim Davis was assaulted while on patrol, Davis is recovering at home. In the meantime, fellow officers have hosted a number of benefits for the Davis family to help pay for medical bills and other expenses.

A motorcycle ride, live music and a silent auction took place all in one location Sunday afternoon, outside the Chrome Horse Slophouse and Saloon.

K-9 Officer Alan Fear was happy to be there, helping his co-worker and friend. 

"That's what makes it important to us," said Fear. "We all love music, and we all love to get together for a good cause, and this is obviously a great cause for Tim's family."

In the time since Officer Davis was assaulted, Fear says the Cedar Rapids Police Department has connected with people in ways he's never seen. "I think the one good thing that has come of this, is that everyone's come together as a family. Other agencies from all over the country are calling and sending cards for Tim."

Eight live bands and performers played nonstop Sunday afternoon. Fear and a few others even went the extra mile, forming a group specifically for this concert. Like past fundraisers, officer rod schulte says the money raised at this shindig will go toward helping the davis family with medical and travel expenses.

"They're very appreciative," Schulte told us. "I can tell you as far as being a police officer here in Cedar Rapids, along with the other 200 officers, we are very thankful for what the community has shown for support for us."

Just as the department is ready to help at a moment's notice, Schulte is glad to see others have been more than willing to return the favor.

"We couldn't do it without them."

Online Reporter - Brady Smith

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