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Sacramento-area Dutch Bros. drive-thrus raise more than $64,000 for Tara O’Sullivan fund

Sacramento-area Dutch Bros. Coffee drive-thrus have raised more than $64,000 for slain Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan’s memorial fund.

O’Sullivan, 26, was shot and killed on June 19 while responding to a domestic violence call in north Sacramento that led to an hours-long police standoff with the suspected shooter, Adel Sambrano Ramos.

The coffee chain hosted the fundraiser on June 26 to donate $1 from every drink sold from local locations to O’Sullivan’s memorial fund.

“Officer O’Sullivan paid the ultimate sacrifice!” Dutch Bros. said in a Facebook post announcing it had raised $64,441. “Thank you for honoring her memory in such a huge way!”

Dutch Bros. has raised thousands in fundraisers for a variety of causes, including the Sacramento SPCA and ALS research.

The chain has locations in Sacramento, Carmichael, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Roseville, Davis and Woodland.

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Vincent Moleski covers business and breaking news for The Bee and is a graduate student in literature at Sacramento State. He was born and raised in Sacramento and previously wrote for the university’s student newspaper, the State Hornet.