DOIN’ GOOD: ‘Holes for Heroes’ honors fallen Lubbock first responders
LUBBOCK, Texas (KJTV) - Our community continues to find ways to honor fallen first responders Officer Nicholas Reyna and Lieutenant Eric Hill and to support firefighter Matt Dawson.
First responders and their supporters teeing up on Monday for a good cause.
“It’s a good opportunity for us to continue to honor the membering families of Nick Reyna, Eric Hill and Matt Dawson,” Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell said.
The ‘Holes for Heroes’ Golf Tournament hosted 35 teams at the Lubbock County Club, with 140 total people participating.
“We’re just happy to work together and do whatever we can to try and assist whether it be funds or donations or time in whatever way we can help”, Justin Wood, SVU Detective with the Lubbock Police Department said.
Wood says he’s not surprised at the great turnout and the support for first responders in our area. Chief Mitchell shares the same sentiment.
“West Texas, Lubbock, Lubbock County - they support law enforcement,” Mitchell said. “When we lose one of our brothers or sisters it affects us all.”
Originally this was a way to raise money for the families of those three Lubbock heroes, but in yet another act of selflessness by those families, they’ve asked that the money go to charity.
“I appreciate all support for the department and law enforcement agencies. So we got a nice crowd out here, we’re going to have a good time and honor those officers,” Chief Mitchell said.
A spokesperson with the Lubbock Police Department said they’re still determining which charities it’ll go to.
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