ST. LOUIS — Thousands of people dined at Syberg's restaurants in St. Louis Tuesday in honor of Officer Michael Langsdorf, who was killed in the line of duty last week.
All of profits from the restaurant’s nine area locations were donated to Officer Langsdorf’s family. The locations include all Syberg’s, Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill & Pub and Twisted Tree Steakhouse.
The wait at the Gravois location was at least an hour Tuesday evening.
"It's worth it," customer Rena Peterson said while waiting for a table. "It's not just the monetary piece, but I think just kind of showing the love that everyone's supportive from an emotional perspective."
At that one location, by 6 p.m., a server said they'd already served 1,500 people.
'Officer Langsdorf made the ultimate sacrifice for our community. Syberg’s Family of Restaurants hopes you’re able to dine with us to show your support. Local or far, helping the community is who we are,’ the restaurant group said in a news release.
Officer Langsdorf was shot and killed after responding to a call for a bad check at a Wellston market on June 23. He had been with the North County Police Cooperative for about two months. He was a 17-year veteran of law enforcement.
Officer Langsdorf left behind a fiancé and two children. He also was a future stepdad to two more children.
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- A friend and former partner remembers fallen Officer Michael Langsdorf
- Family of Officer Langsdorf's accused killer pens apology letter
- Man confessed to murder of North County Police Cooperative police officer
- Second person of interest in custody in connection to Officer Langsdorf's death
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