Many North Texans have stepped up to help support the families of the five officers who were gunned down one week ago.
For Dallas restaurateur Joseph Palladino, the loss carries a heavy burden.
Palladino is a retired officer with the New York Police Department.
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"It made me angry," he said. "It reminded me that our city is blessed with some of the bravest men and women in uniform. Police officers put their lives on the line every day and they're asked to do so much, so often, for so little."
Palladino is giving 100 percent of Thursday night's proceeds from his Dos Jefes restaurant in uptown Dallas to the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas. Guns & Hoses is dedicated to assisting families of fallen first responders.
The event is called Dine for Dallas Blue.
Palladino, who also owns Nick & Sam's Steakhouse, is auctioning off signed memorabilia donated by Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks players to help raise money as well.
The event runs from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Dos Jefes, located at 2816 Fairmount Street in Dallas.