Raffle to raise funds for ISP trooper
December 8, 2012
An Idaho State Police sergeant is facing the
fight of his life against a serious form of bone
cancer, and his fellow peace officers from
throughout the region are rallying to help him
and his family.
Sergeant Kevin Bennett, who served as an ISP
resident trooper in Boundary County for about
ten years before recently being promoted to
sergeant and transferred to Coeur d’Alene, has
undergone several lengthy hospital stays and
trips to Seattle for treatment, which has
included several blood transfusions and will
require an eventual bone marrow transplant.
“Kevin would never ask anyone for help,” said
fellow ISP trooper Allen Ashby, one of several
officers who is stepping forward to help a
friend in need. “He is one who is always
trying to help others. In the past, every penny
he saved was spent on numerous mission trips to
Haiti to help start schools and churches, and to
bring others much needed medicines and medical
supplies. He’s very giving, a devoted family
man, and we are simply trying to help him out
like he’s helped so many others.”
A “Team Bennett” donation fund has been
established at Wells Fargo Bank, and donations
can be made at any Wells Fargo Branch, and his
fellow officers are holding a raffle drawing for
three firearms, including a gently used .357
Remington “Comanche III” Magnum revolver donated
by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who worked
alongside Bennett and wishes to remain
anonymous. Also being raffled are a new Browning
50th Anniversary edition Ducks Unlimited A5 .12
gauge shotgun, valued at over $2,300 and donated
by ISP trooper Chris Donahue, and a Glock 19
Compact 9mm pistol, donated by Ed Santos, Center
Target Sports, Post Falls.
Tickets are $5 each, available through the Idaho
State Police District 1 office, 615 W. Wilbur
Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 209-8620, or by
contacting Jennifer Sullivan,
Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org. In Boundary
County, contact Crystal Denton or Kathi VanMeter
at the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office, 6438
Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry, (208) 267-3151.
Checks should be made payable to “Team Bennett
Tickets will be on sale through January 11 and
the drawing will be held January 25, 2013. The
winners must be legally allowed to receive and
own a firearm under state and federal laws and
are responsible for transfer fees.
To find out more, call or email Jennifer
Sullivan, (208) 209-8620.
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