Middle school fundraiser honors trooper Brooke Jones-Story

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR)--- 20 miles away from Illinois State Police district headquarters in Pecatonica, a middle school is celebrating the memory of trooper Brooke Jones-Story. Students hosted an event titled, Serve-A-Thon to raise money for Jones-Story's family.

"We're down in Stillman Valley which isn't even in district 16, a teacher who's known Brooke her entire life took it upon himself to put this together, these kid's didn't know Brooke," says District 16 master sergeant Brent Massinghill.

The man behind the event, TJ Zambrovitz was next door neighbors with Jones-Story growing up and wanted to do something in her honor.

"It felt right to do something to help them and also raise awareness for the move over and slow down of Scott's law," says Zambrovitz.

The school was packed with raffles donated by the community along with prizes, food and a lot of serves.

"Just watching the kids go fumble through anywhere they could find money they wanted to come and try to get these prizes and knowing that the money it going back to Brooke's and her husband's farm," says Zambrovitz.

Even the parents of trooper Brooke Jones-Story came out to serve a volleyball in their daughter's memory.