Give 270 recently donated $8,000 to the Louisville Metro Police Foundation to benefit the family of Louisville Metro Police Department officer Nick Wilt, who was severely injured while responding to the mass shooting that occurred April 10 at Old National Bank in downtown Louisville.
The donation was made possible through a collaboration between Give 270, North Hardin Wine & Spirits and Mammoth Liquors in which bottles of an exclusive bourbon store pick of Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey called Protect and Serve #1 were sold to benefit Wilt’s family. Store owners Rob Fogle and Eric Hall partnered with Give 270 to promote reservations of the limited release bottles, which featured a Thin Blue Line decal.
“When we heard about the tragedy back in April and the bravery of the first responders on the scene, we wanted to help in any way we could,” Fogle said. “We are grateful to partner with Give 270 to support the family of officer Wilt, who is a true hero.”
Wilt, who was on his fourth-ever shift with LMPD, was one of the first officers on the scene during the April 10 shooting. He was shot in the head and rushed to University Hospital for brain surgery. After being in critical condition for weeks and battling pneumonia, Wilt was released from the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute to go home in July. Last month, LMPD shared an update from Wilt’s family indicating that he is in outpatient therapy and is “doing well.”
“Officer Wilt's journey to recovery is truly inspiring and we are honored to contribute to such a worthy cause,” said Eric Clemens, Board Chair for Give 270.