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Nov 22

$26,000 raised for the Blackburn family

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 8:25 AM by Katie Stamy

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Over Labor Day weekend, State Trooper Chad Blackburn was severely injured by a drunk driver while working in Webster. On October 15, the Webster Police Officers Association (WPOA), Friendswood Police Officers Association, and Texas Municipal Police Association held a Benefit at Kroger Marketplace in League City to raise money for the Blackburn family. Barbecue and “Back the Blue” yard signs were sold during the event, along with a raffle.

The community raised $24,904 for the State Trooper, and on November 1, Webster Police Officers along with first responders from surrounding areas presented the check to the Blackburn family. During the City Council Meeting on November 15, the WPOA was recognized for their efforts, and during the presentation, an additional $1,000 was pledged to the cause by Tigers Den.The money raised will assist the family with expenses they encounter during the time of recovery. 

The Webster Police Officers Association would like to thank the community for the incredible turnout at the event, and for all those who contributed to its success.