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6/27/09

Community comes together for fallen deputy's family

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's been two months since Lubbock County Sheriff's Corporal D. Robert Harvey died in a traffic accident while on duty.  Saturday, the Lubbock community made sure he is remembered.

The sounds of guitars and the smell of barbeque lingered on Buddy Holly Avenue during a benefit concert held at The Blue Light in honor of Harvey.  "What we are trying to do is raise money for his family," co-organizer Phil Johnson said. 

Harvey died on April 26th when his patrol car collided with a pick-up truck at 88th Street and Martin Luther King Blvd.  A group known as "The Gunslingers" consisting of several law enforcement officers got together and organized the benefit concert for Harvey's widow and two children.  "We wanted to do something for him and again we thought the community would want to rally around and show their support," Johnson said. 

As the group started to plan they quickly got support from all over town. Lubbock businesses donated everything for the event including the food, auction items, and the venue.  Harvey's widow, Stacy Harvey, attended the concert.  "For me, I'm just honored that everybody has come together to honor my husband D. He would think this is really cool especially all the motorcycles lined up down the street. I'm just honored that they did this for him," Stacy Harvey said. 

While the loss is still tough, the family is doing well and it helps to have support.  "I just really want to thank the whole community for all of their help and support they have given. Its helped tremendously, and it's helping us to get through this hard time right now," Stacy Harvey said. 

If you were unable to make it to Saturday's event you can make donations to Harvey's family at any City Bank location.

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