MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The family of Mooresville K-9 Officer Jordan Sheldon and Clutch Coffee held a fundraiser Wednesday for Sheldon's K9s, the nonprofit formed in honor of the fallen officer.
The event, held at Clutch Coffee's two Mooresville locations, was scheduled on what would have been Officer Sheldon's 34th birthday.
Officer Sheldon was shot and killed during a traffic stop on May 4, 2019.
All of Clutch Coffee's sales Wednesday went directly to Sheldon's K9s, which pays medical bills for retired K-9s and buys life-saving K-9 equipment for local departments.
Officer Sheldon's brother, Carson Ledford, said his family was thankful for the large turnout.
"For us, that's all we could want as a family," Ledford said. "For people to love him as much as we loved him and to still care about him and to show up, quite literally in this case."
Clutch Coffee's West Plaza Drive location manager, Samantha Bushu, said this is their third fundraiser for the nonprofit, and it's usually one of their busier days.
"To see how many cars come in and out of here during this day, it makes people really realize how important he was," Bushu. "I never would've thought that this many people would've come through."
Ledford said later Wednesday night, his family will get together, order pizza, have a few drinks and share memories.
"I will say he's the first truly clever person that I knew. He really had a good sense of humor. He had a really infectious laugh," Ledford said. "He's not here, but that doesn't mean his legacy has to stop."