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ALEDO, Ill. — An Aledo clothing business is printing shirts in support of an East Moline Police officer wounded on the job.
52-year-old arson suspect Adrian Rogers assaulted Sgt. William Lind while the officer attempted to arrest him, according to police. Police added that Sgt. Lind is still recovering at a hospital in Peoria.
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Clothing business Primetime Apparel decided to create shirts after hearing the news, as their owner has known Lind for years.
“This is exactly what we’re in business for, is to help other people in time of need, and that’s exactly what we’re doing here,” Primetime Apparel General Manager Justin Roessler said.
The business worked closely with the Lind family to create the design, which features a unique message: ‘PVO’ or ‘positive vibes only.’
“That’s straight from the family, and that’s what the family lives by each and every day,” Roessler said.
As of Nov. 4, the business has sold more than 425 shirts and raised more than $4,000.
“That’s what’s most rewarding, is to be able to see something that you’ve created in public and the community is behind 100%,” Roessler said.
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The shirts are on sale at this link. More information is available at Primetime Apparel’s Facebook page.
Sales are open until Sunday Nov. 13 and for every $20 t-shirt, half will go to the family.
QC Custom Tees in Silvis is also selling shirts to support Officer Lind. More information available below:
RELATED: Silvis company making shirts to fundraise for East Moline police sergeant’s family
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