Two area restaurants to donate profits to Uniontown Police officer shot two weeks ago.

Two fundraisers have been organized for the Uniontown Police officer who was shot several times responding to a domestic dispute two weeks ago.

Sgt. David White, a 25-year veteran police officer who has served 15 of those years on Uniontown's Police Department, continues to recover in an Akron hospital.

He was injured in an exchange of gunfire with Ryan A. Probst, 28, on July 9. Probst later died.

White made his first public comments during an interview with Fox 8 News in Cleveland.   

"I can never say thank you enough," White told Fox 8 from his hospital bed Monday afternoon.

He said he decided to speak publicly because he wanted to make sure the community knows how grateful he is for the support.

"It has been incredible," White said in the interview. "I really want to thank the community and everyone for their support and prayers. Plus the staff at Summa has been amazing. They saved my life."

Fundraising efforts to help his family continue.

Legends Sports Pub & Grille, 1840 Town Park Blvd. in Green, will donate 100 percent of all profits from the sale of food from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to White and his family. He and his wife have four children.

A flier for the fundraiser notes that donations also may be made in care of Sgt. David White at Consumer's National Bank branches.

Hartville's McDonald's restaurant, 868 W. Maple St., will host a fundraiser the next day, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, donating 20 percent of all sales to White, according to Stephanie Lentz, officer manager for Tomtreyco, which oversees the restaurant.

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