Girl’s lemonade stand raises $2,200 for fallen cop

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, August 6, 2014

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS — A 9-year-old girl who wanted to help the family of a fallen Mendota Heights police officer has raised more than $2,200 by setting up a lemonade stand.

Fil Sans of Inver Grove Heights wanted to raise $2,231. That’s because police officer Scott Patrick wore badge No. 2231.

Fil began selling lemonade and bracelets Sunday. She said she did it because she wanted to help out.

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She met her goal by Tuesday, at which point she deposited the money in the Patrick family’s memorial account at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union.

Patrick was fatally shot during a traffic stop in West St. Paul last week. Officials expect 3,000 to 5,000 mourners to attend his funeral today.