|Published:||Aug 12, 2013 5:52 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 12, 2013 6:11 PM EDT|
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fl. - People in Charlotte County continue to show support for Sergeant Michael Wilson's family and the entire law enforcement community.
Sergeant Wilson's funeral was Saturday but as you drive through town Monday, blue ribbons are still up and business signs have condolence messages.
Thousands of people waved American flags, held handmade signs and saluted as law enforcement vehicles led the funeral procession Saturday.
Hundreds of those cars now have decals to pay tribute to their fallen comrade. Community members continue to plan benefits to help Sergeant Wilson's wife and three children.
Sergeant Ingrid Sebastian with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office wrote a letter Monday to the people of Charlotte County thanking those who stood along the procession route, whether they knew him or not, to honor Sergeant Wilson and show their appreciation for the job all members of law enforcement do every day.
"I cried more during that procession than I did during the funeral... there wasn't a deputy that I didn't talk to that didn't talk about all the people that were on the side of the road, and their signs and their support and all of the people out there giving us thumbs up and saying thank you and saluting," she says.
On Sunday, Beef 'o' Brady's in Punta Gorda is working with some of the local businesses to hold a fundraiser for Sgt. Micheal Wilson. They will be holding a car wash, a yard sale, and a corn hole tournament. All proceeds will go to the officers family.