MB restaurant gives back to fallen deputy's family

Restaurant staff wear T-shirts in memory of Tim Causey

It's been nearly three weeks since an Horry County Sheriff's deputy was laid to rest and to his community, he is not forgotten.

A Myrtle Beach restaurant is donating ten percent of this week's sales to deputy Tim Causey's family. The Loco Gecko Beach Shak restaurant staff are doing whatever they can to give back to a man who served his community. is also matching the total donation up to $2,500.

Sgt. Jeff Benton with the Horry County Sheriff's Office remembers his friend. Deputy Causey was a man, Benton says, who lived to help others.

"I remember the second night of the Windsor Green fire I said tim maybe you should go home, you sound like you've got a bit of a head cold and he said I don't like to get anybody else to do my work," Benton explained.

Causey was one of the first to respond to the Windsor Green condo fire in Carolina Forest in March.

"He said over 100 families lost their homes homes here, I have a home to go home too so if I feel a little bad that's nothing compared to what these people are dealing with," said Benton.

Causey went to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and H1N1 or swine flu. He died two months later as a result of medical complications. For the next week, the Loco Gecko Beach Shak is hoping to make Causey's family's tragedy a little more bearable.

"Officers every day all around the world, they give their time and their lives to help protect and preserve the way that we live. So whenever we can do something for one of their families, it's a great honor and a great opportunity," said restaurant manager Andre Daniels.

The money raised will be given to Causey's family next Sunday, on Father's Day.

Sgt. Benton added, "We lost a great man, we lost a co-worker...we're going to remember him forever and as you can see around you the T-shirts, the donations. Strangers are coming in from everywhere to be a part of this and to help remember Timmy Causey."

If you would like to make a donation you can also contact the Horry County Sheriff's Office at (843) 915-5450. The money raised will go towards the family's expenses.

Doctors haven't yet decided whether Causey died in the line of duty. If they make that determination, his widow would be eligible for a federal death benefit.