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Community rallying around wounded Denham Springs officer; benefit planned for Saturday

1 year 1 month 3 days ago Friday, May 19 2023 May 19, 2023 May 19, 2023 9:23 AM May 19, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS - Shawn Kelly, a police officer left in critical condition after he was shot in the line of duty in a Denham Springs shootout, is still fighting for his life. 

An updated statement from the Denham Springs Police Department released Monday morning read that Kelly is "continuing to fight for his life like we all knew he would. [His] family is super appreciative of the amount of support they've received."

A spokesperson for the Denham Springs Police Department said the officer's family and the department is overwhelmed with the amount of support from the community. 

"People have shown up, they've asked to pray with us they've brought food. We're not doing without anything at the police department right now," said Scott Sterling.

Blood drives, fundraisers, and giveback nights continue as the community rallies to support Kelly

Saturday, May 20, there will be a benefit drive to help raise money for his medical expenses. Jambalaya lunches will be served alongside a Jeep, motorcycle, and car show. All benefits will go toward Kelly's family. 

Sport N Center in Denham Springs has created a shirt design to raise funds for the family.

Donations can be made through PayPal here and through CashApp using $BehindtheLine. The DSPD asks that donators put "DSPD" in the memo section of any electronic donations. 

Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 2490 Denham Springs, LA 70727. 

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