An event to help raise funds for the Shane Bennett Memorial Scholarship.
On June 12, 2002, Deputy Shane Bennett was accidentally shot and killed by another deputy as he and several other deputies responded to a home invasion call where shots had been fired. At least five gang members had broken into the home and were holding a woman and her two-month-old child. Dispatchers who heard shots notified the responding deputies who attempted to enter the home when they arrived. During the exchange of gunfire, two of the suspects were shot and killed, and Deputy Bennett was accidentally shot in the head by another deputy who was positioned behind him. Deputy Bennett was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/507378139382401/
Can't make it? Donations can be made to:
Shane Bennett Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 2296
Huntsville, TX 77341-2296
Attn: Cutty Gilbert
****All proceeds & donations go directly to the scholarship fund****