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Deputy Shawn Patton Recovery Fund

The Mountain Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are asking for financial support for Deputy Shawn Patton of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Officer.

Last year, Deputy Patton was injured in a training exercise that led to surgery in late September to repair his right bicep, right shoulder, and right sub-scapula tendon. He is still out of work and is struggling financially.

Deputy Patton is a two-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and has a daughter that is a sophomore in college.

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100% of the money received by the PBF will go to help with Deputy Patton’s recovery and expenses.


Trooper Zach Martin Recovery Fund

The Highway Patrol Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are asking for financial support for Trooper Zach Martin of the NC State Highway Patrol.

Earlier this year, Trooper Martin started experiencing pain on his left side in his groin. The pain proceeded to a point where he could barely walk. After several months and visits to his personal physician and several specialists, it was finally determined through a bone scan that a biopsy should be performed.

The biopsy required cutting Martin’s leg open to get a sample from inside of his femur. The normal procedure requires drilling a hole into the bone to get a sample, but the bone was so brittle that tweezers were used.

A few days before Christmas, the results came back and Martin was finally diagnosed as has having Ewing Sarcoma. This type of cancer is best described as a cancer that is similar to lymphoma and bone cancer. Martin was given the option to do chemo and radiation or chemo, or have surgery that would remove part of the femur and possibly part of his hip, along with more chemo.

His next appointment is today, where decisions will be made about his treatment.

Martin is married to his wife Ginny, and they have two sons, Greyson and Lawson. He started his law enforcement career with the Belhaven Police Department and later worked with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office where he was named Rookie of the Year in 2011. He joined the Highway Patrol in 2018.

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Deputy Sheriff Robin & Officer Estorffe Memorial Fund

The Mississippi Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are asking for financial support for the families of Officer Branden Estorffe and Sergeant Steven Robin with the Bay St. Louis Police Department.

On December 14th, in the early morning hours, Estorffe and Robin responded to a local motel to conduct a welfare check of a mother and her child. The mother said she was being followed by a man in a white truck and was in fear for her life. After a thorough discussion with the woman, the decision was made by the officers to request assistance from child protective services because of concerns with the child. The woman and her child began loading their belongings into the vehicle and entered the vehicle to leave. As the mother was sitting in her vehicle, she fired a fatal round, killing Robin. Estorffe approached the vehicle and exchanged gunfire with the woman. They were both killed.

Sergeant Robin was a three-year veteran of the agency and had worked with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office previously. He leaves behind his wife, children and grandchildren.

Officer Estorffe was a two-year veteran of the agency. He leaves behind his mother, father, four sisters, brother, and grandparents. He is a second-generation law enforcement officer, following in his father’s footsteps.

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Deputy Sheriff Oscar Bolanos-Anavisca Jr. Memorial Fund

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are asking for financial support for the family of Deputy Sheriff Oscar Bolanos-Anavisca Jr. with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

On December 16th, Deputies responded to a robbery at a local convenience store.A K9 track was utilized to search for the suspect who had fled the scene.After deputies had completed the track, they were returning the to the scene on a roadway when Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca Jr. was struck by a suspected intoxicated driver. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca Jr. was a two-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. He was engaged and was soon to be married.

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100% of the money received by the PBF will go to his fiancé and family as they work through this tragic loss.


Sergeant Donald Scoby Memorial Fund

The Arkansas Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are asking for financial support for the family of Sgt. Donald Scoby with the Stuttgart Police Department.

On Wednesday, December 14th, Sgt. Scoby initiated a traffic stop and the suspect fled in the vehicle. The suspect later abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot with Sgt. Scoby and another officer continuing to pursue him. During the foot pursuit the suspect fired on the officers, killing Sgt. Scoby.

Sergeant Scoby was a four-year veteran of the department. He previously served as a firefighter and was in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife and four children. He had one grandchild.

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Officer Justin Siek Recovery Fund

The Tobacco Road Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are asking for financial support for Officer Justin Siek of the Durham Police Department.

In June of this year, Officer Siek was diagnosed with a rare cancer called stage II Oral Squamous Carcinoma. Officer Siek immediately underwent emergency partial Glossectomy surgery at UNC Rex to remove a tumor with a neck dissection to remove pre-cancerous lymph nodes. The surgery was initially a success.

However, only a few short months afterward, his cancer returned twice as strong. In September, Officer Siek underwent another similar surgery at Duke to remove a stage IV tumor located approximately on the base of his tongue and another dissection to remove lymph nodes. Officer Siek is currently undergoing intense radiation and chemotherapy treatments at the Duke Cancer Center in Durham.

Officer Justin Siek has been a seven-year law enforcement veteran since 2015, when he began working for the Raleigh Police Department. He later transferred to the Durham Police Department.

During his career, he has been the recipient of an Officer of the Year and Life Saving Award.

Officer Siek is married to his wife Kara, and they recently welcomed a baby boy, Joseph Justin, into their family. They also have three other children.

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Backseat Revival to Support Those Behind the Badge at the Cary Theater in Cary, NC

Backseat Revival Band

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Detective Johnny Bohanan Memorial Fund

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are deeply saddened about the passing of Detective Johnny Bohanan of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee. Johnny had recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and the SSPBA and PBF set up a recovery fund to address the financial needs that went with his diagnosis and treatment.

Johnny lived his entire life in Sevier County and began his full-time law enforcement career in 1990. In addition to serving the public, Johnny was a valued and respected PBA leader, giving of his time and talents in various roles to help officers. He served as the President of the Smoky Mountains Chapter and as the Tennessee Division President. He was also a Southern States PBA Board member.

Johnny was an avid sports enthusiast and coached and umpired Little League baseball and softball in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge for many years. He also enjoyed supporting his son’s athletic pursuits through the years.

Johnny is survived by his wife Phillis and their three children: Holly, Tray, and Andrew.

The SSPBA and the PBF are asking for continued financial support.

 

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Race for the Fallen

The Police Benevolent Foundation’s Race for the Fallen (R4TF) GLOW RUN honors fallen officers and their families. It is a night time family-fun race for participants of all ages & speeds!

Register for the 5K, 1 Mile or as a Phantom Runner. Join us at our next race!

 

Location Date Type
Lynchburg, VA Cancelled for 2021 5K and 1 Mile
Mobile, AL Postponed – Date TBD 5K and 1 Mile

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Want to help host a PTSD Seminar in your area?

Please Contact:
Justin Blackburn : jblackburn@sspba.org

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