Snyder Officer Recovering, Benefit Concert Being Planned

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

SNYDER - A Snyder police officer who was shot in the head last week is still recovering in a Lubbock hospital. Friends say he's doing better but not out of the woods just yet.

Just five days after being shot in the head, Corporal Darrell Campbell is making some progress.

"The swelling has gone down significantly and the bruising," family friend Jamie Crowley, said. "He's really starting to get his looks back, he looks good."

Campbell was responding to a shots fired call early Tuesday morning.

Police said Campbell and his partner were talking to a man when the man pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Campbell's partner shot back, killing the suspect.

Crowley visited Campbell Sunday afternoon in the Lubbock hospital where's he listed in critical condition.

"He tried to open his eyes a couple times while we were there," Crowley said.

He said Campbell's wife and kids are holding up well.

"They're doing good, they're handling things as best they can," Crowley said. "They're being strong."

Crowley said, like everyone else, he was shocked at what happened and he wanted to help.

"Darrell would really enjoy a concert and I'd like to put one together for him to benefit the family," Crowley said.

Already more than 350 people are attending the event and it's still a month away.

"I hit Facebook and it's just gone like wildfire," Crowley said. "The parks told me they didn't have enough room for the amount of people I was going to draw."

The event is still in the early stages but all proceeds will benefit Campbell and his family.

A family, Cowley said, that has a world of support behind them.

"We've got all the best intentions and wishes in the world for him and we'll be praying for him," he said.

Crowley said he still needs a lot of help planning the event, especially with getting discounted or donated T-shirts.

If you'd like to help, there is a Facebook page for this event. Just search Darrell Campbell Benefit Concert to get in touch with Crowley. The concert is scheduled for Aug. 19-21 at the Snyder Coliseum.