Gliniewicz, a Fox Lake police officer killed Tuesday, had come in the deli multiple times, Epic Deli manager Tyler Wildey said.
Wildey said he never met Gliniewicz, but he saw the picture of the sandwich on Gliniewicz’s Facebook page Thursday.
“It was emotional for me,” Wildey said of seeing the picture, and he wanted to find a way to help the Gliniewicz family.
On Thursday, Epic Deli donated $7 from each Epic BLT sandwich sold to the Gliniewicz family through the Fox Lake Police Department, Wildey said.
“I thought it would be appropriate to do the sandwich he had got the last day he was in,” Wildey said.
At about 5:45 p.m., the deli said on its Facebook page that it served more than 200 BLTs and ran out of bacon.
Several other organizations in McHenry and Lake counties also are hosting fundraisers for the family.
Lt. Joe Gliniewicz Memorial Fund
• Donate at any BMO Harris Bank. If a branch can’t find the account, contact the Lake Villa BMO, 985 E Grand Ave, Lake Villa, at 847-265-8200.
• Checks to the care of Missy Gaffney can be given to Lake Zurich Police Department, 200 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich.
McHenry Outdoor Theater
• Movie showing at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the McHenry Outdoor Theater, 1510 N. Chapel Hill Road, McHenry. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and donations of any amount can be made for admission cost and food.
• From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13, the Lemonade Brigade will be outside the McHenry Outdoor Theater and collect donations on a GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/gliniewiczsons.