It was a Valentine's Day accident one year ago that took the life of Henderson firefighter Jonathan Coomes.
Thursday night, crews are preparing a fundraiser to remember Coomes and help his family.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of wing-lovers will converge on Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants this weekend with 20% of every bill going to help Coomes' family and others in need.
"Jonathan and I were hired on together," Lt. Christopher K. Watson said. "We got promoted together at the same time so we knew each other very well."
It's a quiet night at Henderson's station one, but a somber one.
As the crew members remember their fallen brother, Jonathan Coomes.
"In the year, time doesn't heal all the wounds," Watson said. "It makes it hard to understand why this event happened."
It was one year ago Thursday night that the same group of guys rushed to the scene of a bad accident, that they had no idea had taken out of one of their own.
59-year-old Albert David Williams had crossed the center line, drink and hit Coomes head on.
Coomes died at the scene, leaving behind a wife and three kids.
"Jonathan was great at his job," Watson said. "Not only was it a tragic loss for his family but also for the citizens of Henderson. He had a lot to give and he was going to help a lot of people."
And now the Henderson Professional Firefighters Charitable fund wants to give back.
With fundraiser at both Buffalo Wild Wings in Evansville and in Owensboro, Coomes' hometown.
"Jonathan was a giver," Watson said. "You know that guy would help out with anything, any cause, any reason why. So we definitely have to go out and do this for him because he would be doing the exact same thing for us."
The majority of the proceeds will go to Coomes' family and three kids, the rest will go to help others in need.
All you have to do is eat at Buffalo Wild Wings Friday through Sunday. 20% of the bill will be donated. So, enjoy some great food for a great cause.
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