Colorado coffee shop owner who was attacked for police support honored at Fox Nation Patriot Awards

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Small business owner Wesley Crespi has been a staple in his suburban Denver community for decades.For the last 15 years, he has owned and operated the Coffee Cabin in the town of Parker, Colo., outside Centennial, and is well-known in the area for his steadfast support of the military and law enforcement.That support made him a target earlier this year in the heat of the anti-police rhetoric that often translated into violence in America’s cities. At the Fox Nation Patriot Awards Friday, Crespi was given the Everyday Patriot honor.FOX NATION TO PRESENT SECOND ANNUAL PATRIOT AWARDS TO HONOR AMERICAN HEROESCrespi’s father is a Navy veteran, his brother a former NYPD detective, while another brother served in the 82nd Airborne Division — and that is among many reasons he has chosen to give back to America’s finest, he told Fox News earlier this year.Crespi allows customers to load money onto a coffee shop gift card which he offers to first responders as a way to pay for their purchase. In July, six Thin Blue Line flags that used to fly in front of the Coffee Cabin to show support for police officers were stolen and expletives were written …

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