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Dubuque businesses honor fallen police officers

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A pair of Dubuque businesses are honoring the two police officers who were murdered earlier this week.

1st & Main and Copper Kettle both setting aside one table for the weekend.

That table covered in a black tablecloth and a thin blue line, with two roses and a picture of the two officers on a piece of paper noting the table is reserved for the two officers.

It's a reminder of how fragile life can be.

"My significant other is a police officer, and that's something that's just scary," said Amy Leibold, one of the people responsible for setting up the tables.

The businesses also raising money that will go towards the officer's memorial funds.

"It was something that hit me really close to home, and I knew that I needed to do something. And as a community, I thought we need to create awareness, bring it a little closer to home," Leibold said.

For two of the busiest days of the week for these businesses, the seats won't be taken by patrons.

It's a small sacrifice compared to the one these brave men made.

"For what the cause is, I'm fine with us taking a little hit, losing two seats. You know, if somebody makes up for it by donating the amount we're losing out on, I'm perfectly okay with that," said Frank Ahlbach with 1st & Main.

That effort not lost on Leibold.

"It's absolutely wonderful that businesses, both businesses, such as First and Main and Copper Kettle, are willing to support our community in a time of mourning," she said.

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