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Deputy's hospitalized daughter made honorary SWAT team member

1 week 5 days 10 hours ago Wednesday, April 11 2018 Apr 11, 2018 April 11, 2018 12:11 PM April 11, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

GONZALES - An 8-year-old girl recovering from a recent car accident was made an honorary member by the East Baton Rouge Parish SWAT team on Wednesday morning.

Deputy Benjamin Teekell lost his 5-year-old daughter, Addisyn Teekell, in a crash Friday night. His 8-year-old daughter, Ashtyn, is still in the hospital recovering from the accident.

On Wednesday, Ashtyn received a surprise visit from the EBRSO SWAT team. Her family says the visit "put her in a happy place" and "calmed her down."

                                 

A fund has been opened by the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office to help support Deputy Teekell and his family during this difficult time. Anyone who wishes to make a donation can do so at any Regions Bank in the name of the fund "Teekell Family Benefit Account."

The crash remains under investigation.

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