Middletown Police Detective Justin Camper is out of the hospital and recovering at home after being injured in a fall last month outside the police station, according to Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw.
Members of the community have had Camper, a nine-year veteran of the Middletown Division of Police, in their thoughts, and now one employee of a local coffee house popular with police is raising money to offset Camper’s medical expenses.
Lauryn Moore of Triple Moon Coffee Company is selling Thin Blue Line bracelets with the goal of raising $5,000.
Moore said she loved the bracelets ordered from Thin Blue Line Inc. and often gave them away to show support for the officers who are regulars at the coffee shop.
“I just decided to start selling them for him (Camper),” she said. “I kind of took it out of the police department’s hands because they are dealing with a lot. I just wanted to do something to help support him because I know if it was me and my family, I would want the same done for me.”
Moore said she will be at National Night Out in Lefferson Park tonight, where 600 bracelets will be available for purchase.
The bracelets are $5 each. After the night out event, if any are left, they will be available at the coffee shop.
“The bracelets help offset some of the cost his family has had to endure getting him what he needs,” Muterspaw said. “The support has been really overwhelming from the public and other agencies.