Keith Dressel scholarship fund event set for May 16Written by Brigitta Burks | News Editor | BBurks@toledofreepress.com
A fundraiser for The Officer William Miscannon Scholarship Fund at Owens Community College in memory of Toledo Police Detective Keith Dressel is planned for May 16 at a local Hooters.
From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 16 at 4782 Monroe St., eventgoers can partake in a $15 buffet to help support the fund honoring the deceased officers.
Dressel was shot while trying to stop a drug deal in 2007 and Miscannon was shot and killed during a riot in 1970.
This is the seventh annual event. Last year’s event raised about $2,000, said event coordinator Sara Shaw, an officer in the Oregon Police Division. The event will also feature a raffle of Keith Urban concert tickets and T-shirt sales. A motorcycle memorial ride is also set for July, but the Hooters event allows for others to get involved.
“[In 2007] we were approached by Hooters. They wanted to do something to help out our cause and we had so many people who were nonriders of motorcycles and still wanted to come out and do something,” Shaw said. “It’s great fun.”
Keith’s mother Larraine Dressel agreed: “It is a lot of fun and there’s stories from different officers about Keith who knew him in the past,” she said. Last year, officers, friends and family also signed a table in memory of Keith, which is on display at Hooter’s.
“It’s always nice to go back and see that table with all those signatures,” Larraine said.