Area Dutch Bros raise more than $60,000 for Deputy Mark Stasyuk’s memorial fundBy: Brody Fernandez, Gold Country Media
Fifteen area Dutch Bros coffee drive-thrus on Sunday Sep. 23, raised a total of $62,647 for the family of fallen Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Stasyuk.
Stasyuk was killed Sept. 17 in the line of duty after being shot by a suspect outside a Rancho Cordova store. Stasyuk, 27, was a 4 1/2-year veteran of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.
Dutch Bros locations in Roseville, Granite Bay, Citrus Heights, Rocklin, Auburn, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Sacramento, Elk Grove, Woodland, Dixon and Davis participated in Sunday’s giveback, donating $1 from each drink sold. Those funds were directly donated to Stasyuk’s memorial fund.
The coffee drive-thrus also have separate tip jars for donations.
“It’s amazing to see our community come out and support someone that they might not have known personally but whose sacrifice affected them greatly,” said Mattie Place, owner of Dutch Bros Granite Bay and Roseville. “Our thoughts are with Deputy Stasyuk’s wife and loved ones.”
Placer County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Andrew Scott visited the Placer County Dutch Bros. locations to thank employees and community members for donating.
“The men and women of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office really wanted to support this Dutch Bros fundraising effort for the Deputy Mark Stasyuk Memorial Fund,” Scott said. “Both Dutch Bros and Placer County residents were amazing in their support for our agency when Detective Michael Davis was killed. They have continued to show that support with this latest fundraising effort for another fallen deputy. We’re very fortunate to serve such a supportive community like the one we have here in Placer County.”
Rocklin and Auburn
The community is the reason these events are so successful, according to John Chiappone, content creator for Dutch Bros in Rocklin.
“We have already had several $30 donations in our tip jars and it’s only 8 a.m.” Chiappone said. “We’ve been slammed and all of our jars are already full.”
Chiappone stressed that the community was immediately proactive in their support for the fallen officer.
“Initially, when this happened, we had our regular customers asking us if we were going to do something (for Deputy Stasyuk) and we assured them that we would organize a day to dedicate toward him,” Chiappone said.
Rocklin’s Dutch Bros is at 3450 Sunset Blvd.
“Since 5:45 a.m., the lines have been wild and awesome here in Granite Bay,” said Granite Bay Dutch Bros manager Courtney Benson about Sunday. “People who have never come to Dutch Bros before always show up on days like these because they know what they’re doing.”
Days that the company dedicates proceeds to fallen officers, Benson said, are the busiest days.
“The community always thanks us for what we’re doing, but really, the thanks has to go to them.”
The Granite Bay employees were searching for more jars as the donation jars overflowed with cash.
Granite Bay’s Dutch Bros is at 8663 Auburn Folsom Road.
And at the Roseville Dutch Bros, shift lead Isabella Murphy said Sunday was its busiest day. “Starting at around 6 a.m. today, we have been really busy. It’s pretty crazy,” Murphy said.
The line of vehicles at noon was curved around to the Shell Station on Foothills Boulevard. “Everyone has been very nice and supportive. It’s just great to see all of our local residents here along with first-time customers come to support a cause that we can all get behind,” Murphy said. “We had to get more jars earlier this morning just because we literally had multiple jars full of cash donations right after our morning rush.”
Roseville’s Dutch Bros is at 1225 Baseline Road.
The Granite Bay location earned $4,278 in donations for the Stasyuk Memorial Fund. The Roseville location earned the most as it earned up to $5,306 in donations. Dutch Bros in Rocklin raised $4,473 and the two locations in Auburn stores raised $5,462.
Combined, the Dutch Bros locations in Placer County raised nearly $20,000 to support the Stasyuk Memorial Fund.
With the other regional locations, the total in Sunday’s donations came out to $62,647.
This money will go toward supporting Stasyuk’s family, according to Sacramento County Sheriff spokesman Sgt. Shaun Hampton.
Stasyuk is survived by his wife, mother, father, and sister.
Donations can also be made by visiting the CAHP Credit Union website at cahpcu.org/OfficerMarkStasyukMemorialFund or by mailing checks to CAHP Credit Union at 2843 Manlove Road, P.O. Box 276507 Sacramento, CA 95827.