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Diner's staff donates tips to Middlebrook's family

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. -- Servers at The Diner in New Carlisle donated all of their tips Wednesday night to the family of fallen firefighter Jamie Middlebrook.


Middlebrook died while fighting a fire at K-Fex, Inc. Tuesday night.


"When I was asked to give up my tips for the night, it was a definite yes, one-hundred percent," server Cathy Jimenez said.



Although a lot of people at the diner Wednesday night knew Middlebrook, those who didn't said they wanted to help in some way.


John Antonucci says Middlebrook was very generous. A few years ago, Middlebrook helped raise money for Antonucci's brother.


"We wound up raising $20,000 for my brother. It speaks volumes about that young man," said Antonucci.

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