PARKER, Colo. -- Det. Dan Brite with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was shot by 40 year-old Randall Rodick on Friday afternoon and has spent the past two days in critical condition.
The shootout that left the suspect dead and Brite critically injured rocked Parker, but is now bringing it together.
"I know Parker is one of the most wonderful communities in the world, and I know that they're very giving, generous and caring people," Coffee Cabin owner Wesley Crespi said.
Even a tiny little coffee shop on the corner of Parker Road and Ponderosa Street is making a difference. Crespi said that business at Coffee Cabin on Sept. 11 will be in honor of Brite.
"Every single dime given through this window, every sale we ring up, it's my promise to you we will give this to Dan's family," Crespi said.
After announcing the idea on social media on Sunday, the donations have come pouring in, even though the shop is closed.
"We opened the door and there was $40 stuffed in the crack of the door," Crespi said when visiting the shop Sunday afternoon.
Doctors at Parker Adventist Hospital, where Brite is being treated, said Sunday they are seeing "positive progress" in his recovery and he is responding to stimulus.
The news of Brite's improving condition is a boost for the community.
"I believe everybody praying for him that's why he's getting better," Crespi said.
And the support will undoubtedly continue.
"You're going to get better and you're going to pull through this," Crespi said about Brite. "We'll get you back in your car and we'll rely on you again in the future, Dan."AlertMe