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Downtown Burger King Earns $17k for LAPD Officer

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The family of slain LAPD Officer Dorris got some super sized love today.

As of 6pm, over $17,000 had been raised from the sales of Whoppers and other delectables at a local Burger King who promised to give all monies earned today to the officer's wife and sons.

Hundreds of police and firemen, several politicians including the Mayor, and even the Cardinal stopped by to honor the officer by ordering some fast food.

In between bites of a breaded Italian Chicken value meal, LAist was able to talk to a spokesman for Cimms.

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Owned by Larry and Ralph Cimmarusti, employer of about 3,800 employees, the Glendale based Cimms is the second-largest family owned company in the Valley, which besides the Burger King at 700 W. Cesar E. Chavez Ave, owns 32 other restaurants in the LA area including some Tony Romas and Original Roadhouse Grills.

The Cimmarusti Brothers are no strangers to giving back to the community, in 1999 they donated $1 million to Glendale Community College to help build a Science Center that includes a 50-seat planetarium.