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.
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Bladen County Sheriff’ Deputy Dewayne Charles Hester who died after a car crash while responding to a call on Friday, June 8, 2012. Deputy Hester was 39 years old and leaves behind his wife and two children.
The Police Benevolent Foundation has established a “Deputy Dewayne Hester Memorial Fund” at Wells Fargo Bank. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank under the Police Benevolent Foundation's account to assist in efforts to provide financial support to Deputy Hester’s family in this time of need. Bank officials will need to look up the Police Benevolent Foundation and choose the “Deputy Dewayne Hester Memorial Fund” in order to designate the donations to this memorial fund. Donations can also be made through the Police Benevolent Foundation's website.
The Police Benevolent Foundation is also taking donations via text message in memory of Deputy Hester. You can help Deputy Hester’s family by texting, “COPS HESTER” to 85944. A $10 donation will be made to the "Deputy Dewayne Hester Memorial Fund" through your cell phone bill. The PBF is asking everyone to please pass this information along to friends and family. Deputy Hester’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 Deputy Hester’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 deputy’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 25 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.