Lincoln business holds fundraiser for LPD with a personal touch


Following the news Saturday morning that two Lincoln police officers were injured in a shooting, a local business has decided to help out.

Blue Blood Brewing Company right here in Lincoln is raising money for the LPD Wellness Committee and they are adding a personal touch.

“We want to make sure that they feel supported and in today’s day and world, that doesn’t always happen,” said Brian Podwinski.

Brian Podwinski is the president of Blue Blood Brewing Company.

He’s also a retired law enforcement officer.

When he awoke to learn the news that two officers were injured in the line of duty on Saturday, he decided to take action.

“What we are doing is we are going to give a dollar for every beer served today back to the LPD Wellness Committee to help officers out. Also we are collecting notes from the public today to give to the officers to let them know how much they are appreciated,” said Podwinski.

Podwinski posted the message to his businesses Facebook page and word spread quickly.

In it, they ask people to stop in and write a note wishing the officers well.

He says in the age of social media, taking the time to write a handwritten note can go a long way.

“We are getting some good notes in from some people who really care. Everyone from kids up to adults are writing notes to the officers and we will keep doing it all throughout the weekend and all the way up until new years,” said Podwinski.

Fortunately, both officers involved in the early morning shooting are expected to be okay.

The quick response from the community really shows strong support for first responders.

The notes will be collected and gifted to Lincoln police on Wednesday.

“Those are my brothers and sisters out there and I care about them a lot. I want to make sure that everyone who feels that way has a chance to express it and give that information to them,” said Podwinski.

If you’re out of town or unable to make it in to Blue Blood Brewing Company but still want to send a note.

The email address to send one to is

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