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Charlotte breweries to hold festival for fallen officer Mia Goodwin

Almost two dozen Charlotte-area restaurants and breweries are coming together to raise money for Goodwin's family.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three Charlotte craft brewers will help support fallen Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Officer Mia Goodwin's family.

On Tuesday, Suffolk Punch, Twenty Six Acres and Percent Tap House introduced "Craft Breweries for a cause." 

The breweries, along with 20 other craft beer locations as well as restaurants, will sell tickets for two tasting sessions this Saturday. Tickets are $50 and all the proceeds raised will go to the Goodwin Family.

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Goodwin, 33, died when she and three fellow officers were struck by a truck in the early morning of Dec. 22 on Interstate 85. CMPD confirmed Goodwin was the first female CMPD officer to be killed in the line of duty. 

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Goodwin, a six-year veteran of the force, had just returned to duty days prior after being on maternity leave. She left behind a 3-year-old child, a 1-year-old child, a 4-month-old baby, and husband Brenton Goodwin, who is a firefighter with the Charlotte Fire Department. Her children's names are Gabriella, Greyson and Gia.

The truck driver has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor death by vehicle, failure to reduce speed and felony failure to move over for stopped emergency vehicles. 

Retired CMPD Captain Michelle Hummel is now a part of Salute the Heroes, a nonprofit honoring members of law enforcement. She’s joining forces with 20 breweries and restaurants to organize a beer festival fundraiser Saturday at Suffolk Punch Brewing on Griffith street. 

"We’re all just really touched by the loss and you know just couldn’t fathom especially with leaving a family behind with small children and her husband being a firefighter," Seth Stidham, co-owner of Suffolk Punch Brewery, said. 

All proceeds will go to the Goodwin family through Salute to Heroes Charlotte. Salute To Heroes Charlotte assists members of public safety in their time of need. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

“For her and her husband to both be first responders and to be dedicated to just giving to the community – and then having the three small children – it just broke my heart," Hummel said. 


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