Community comes together to help fallen Officer Herndon’s family; honors law enforcement

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. — Mount Holly Police Officer Tyler Avery Herndon, 25, was killed in the line of duty Friday.

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The community that he was sworn to protect and serve has come together and is showing its support for the fallen officer, his family and law enforcement.

AmberJack Seafood & Steaks Restaurant

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the officer that was killed in the line of duty this morning.”

Until the end of the month, all uniformed officers are invited to eat for free at AmberJack.

JackBeagle’s Mount Holly

JackBeagle’s will be contributing 10% of each sale on Dec. 12 to Herndon’s family.

McDonald’s Belmont

Belmont and Mt Holly McDonald’s will be donating 10% of all sales from Dec. 14. McDonald’s in Belmont and Mt Holly offered free meals to police officers Friday.

City of Mount Holly

How you can support Herndon and his family:

  • Burn a blue light on your porch in support of the MHPD #backtheblue
  • Donate gift cards to the MHPD officers via the collection box in the lobby of the Police Department
  • The Police Department has received a large amount of food and can no longer accept more donations of that kind

Mount Holly Towntalk Facebook group

Mount Holly Towntalk has set up a fund for Herndon’s family.

Send PayPal friends family to brianandginger@bellsouth.net with “Mount Holly police officer fund” in the note

For Zelle payments, email brianandginger@bellsouth.net

Shooters Express Firearms Academy

“This has been a very difficult day for the Mount Holly community and surrounding areas.”

Shooter Express will donate the Sig Sauer P365 TacPac

Anthony Trivette and Class Two Enterprises will each donate a 1,000-round case of 9 mm rounds

Smoke & Barrel Cigar Bar and Lounge

Smoke & Barrel will be donating 10% of all sales on Dec. 12 to the Herndon’s family.

Chicken King Mt Holly

“To help show our support to the law enforcement officers who protect n serve our community we would like to offer free meals from 12-11 thru 12-21.”

Vasileios Italian Kitchen

The restaurant is going to give 15% of its sales Thursday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. to Officer Herndon’s family.