Dine out for injured Pontoon Beach officer

PONTOON BEACH, Il. - An outpouring of support from across Madison County and beyond for a Pontoon Beach police officer injured in the line of duty. Several businesses are hosting dine out events to support his medical bills.

Officer Lee Brousseau was seriously injured in a head-on collision on January 25 that killed the other driver. Since the accident, Brousseau's condition has improved - he is breathing on his own, but he has a long road of recovery ahead of him.
Pontoon Beach Police Department Sergeant James Autery said Brousseau suffered multiple facial fractures, a broken jaw, a fractured femur and a broken ankle.
Uncle Linny's Restaurant (4112 Pontoon Road, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040) will donate 15 percent of its sales Friday (Feb. 2) to the Officer Brousseau and his family.
“He’s a great guy," said Roland Niederkorn, general manager of Uncle Linny's Restaurant. "He does a lot for people in the community. It’s an opportunity for us to give back to somebody in the community and somebody that’s really important to the community.”
Autery said Brousseau is the kind of officer who goes out of his way to help people in the community. Brousseau is known for keeping bottled water and food in the trunk of his patrol car and giving it to people in need.
Uncle Linny's Restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Pizza World in Granite City (1535 Johnson Rd.) is also hosting a dine out event Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fifteen percent of sales will be donated from there as well.
Shirts Galore and More (4132 Pontoon Rd., Pontoon Beach, IL 62040) will print and donate 100 t-shirts to be sold for Brousseau. Shirts will be available for purchase at both Uncle Linny’s Restaurant and Pizza World.

You may also order shirts online at https://pontoonpd.itemorder.com/sale.

Upcoming Dine Out/Fundraising Events for Officer Brousseau:
February 16 - 4-8 p.m.
Granite City and Collinsville locations
25% of your bill will be donated. Dine in only.
February 22 - All day
Texas Road House
All locations:
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Ballwin, Missouri
Tell your server you are there for Officer Brousseau and 10% of your dining check will be donated
Gene's Auto Body
4055 Pontoon Rd., Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
Gene's Auto Body pledges to donate 5% of their monthly gross profit to the Brousseau Family for the months of February, March and April.
Follow the Village of Pontoon Beach on Facebook for information on more events: https://www.facebook.com/pontoonbeachil/