Atlas Oil, Marathon holding charity gas event for O'Rourke family at Wixom gas station

Marathon gas station in Wixom to donate proceeds of gas, hot dogs, drink sales to family of slain West Bloomfield police officer

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WIXOM, Mich. - Atlas Oil is partnering with Marathon to hold a fundraiser for the family of slain West Bloomfield police officer Patrick O'Rourke.

The Wixom Marathon station located at 29330 Wixom Road near Interstate 96 will donate 5 cents per gallon of gas purchased to the family.

The event starts from 5 a.m. Thursday and will run until 5 a.m. Saturday.

Proceeds from the sale of hot dogs, fountain drinks and coffee will also be donated during this two- day event.

Officer O'Rourke, killed in the line of duty on September 9th, leaves behind a wife and four children. 

This fundraiser hopes to provide some help for the family as they deal with the tragedy.

The goal is to raise $10,000.

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