The Police Benevolent Foundation is Set to Aid the Family of Fallen Officer William Wright

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The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Correctional Officer William Wright.

Officer Wright’s family will need everyone to rally behind them during this difficult time.

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Correctional Officer William Wright. Correctional Officer Wright had an accident at the Mountain View Correctional Institution on April 9th. On Wednesday, April 11th, Wright passed away at the age of 31 years old. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, sister, and grandmother.

The Police Benevolent Foundation has established a “William Wright Fund” at Wells Fargo Bank. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank to assist in efforts to provide financial support to Officer William Wright’s family in this time of need. Donations can also be made through the Police Benevolent Foundation's website at http://www.pbfi.org.

The Police Benevolent Foundation is also taking donations via text message in memory of Officer Wright. You can help Officer Wright’s family by texting, “COPS WRIGHT” to 85944. A $10 donation will be made to the "William Wright Fund" through your cell phone bill. The PBF is asking everyone to please pass this information along to friends and family. Officer Wright’s family will need everyone to rally behind them during this difficult time.

North Carolina PBA Division President Randy Byrd said, “Our thoughts, prayers, and support go out to Officer Wright’s family during this difficult time. This incident reminds us all of the dangers that law enforcement officers face and the community support that is needed for our brave men and women who protect us every day.”

It is with a heavy heart that the PBF and NCPBA ask for the help of the community, both locally and nationally, to aid in efforts to provide much needed support to this officer’s family in this time of distress.

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization established by the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (SSPBA) in 2005. Established in 1987, SSPBA has been serving its membership for 20 years. SSPBA is not a union. It is an independent association with no national or international affiliations. The Foundation has a Board of Directors elected by the membership of the SSPBA. Foundation expenses are currently absorbed by Southern States PBA, making the Foundation one of very few such entities that gives 100% of the funds received to its intended purpose.

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