If you're planning to eat out in Montana next week, you can enjoy a tasty meal while also helping a hero.

Trooper Lewis Johnson continues to recover from the extensive injuries he suffered when he was struck by a suspect's car during a high-speed chase near Eureka earlier this year. Those injuries have not only kept him off the job, but he's facing considerable medical expenses for his recovery.

The community in Northwest Montana has already made considerable donations. But now the Montana Highway Patrol is teaming with Montana Buffalo Wild Wings to give people across the Treasure State a chance to do their part to help Trooper Johnson.

Next week, on Wednesday, April 12th, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants across the state will be donating 20% of their sales to help Trooper Johnson and his family. They just have to display this flyer or coupon. That includes the Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Missoula, Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, Butte, and Kalispell.


Johnson is continuing to recover with the help of specialists at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado where he's doing daily and occupational therapy with hopes of returning to active patrol as soon as possible.

"The outpouring of support for Trooper Johnson from Montanans across the state has been incredible," MHP Colonel Steve Lavin said. "It's great to see businesses like Buffalo Wild Wings rising up to help a law enforcement hero in our state, and I know this fundraiser will be a great success and mean a lot to Trooper Johnson and his family."

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