Fallen Officers' Fundraiser

by Mitzi Loera
NewsWest 9

Donations continue to pour in for the fallen officers' fund.

Graham's Central Station was the place to be as they did their part to help the families of the Odessa Police Officers killed in the line of duty.

With guitars tuned, mic's checked, and the set list ready, six bands took the stage for two reasons: to entertain and raise money.

"We just want to raise as much money as we can for them, it goes to the families of the fallen officers.  Herbert Graham came up with this he really wanted to do something to help out," said Randy Elam, National Promotions Director.

Almost a month has gone by after the tragic killings of three Odessa Police Officers, and still people in the Permian Basin want to help.

"We have several friends who are in the Police Department, and whenever this happened we all wanted to do something.  We booked some of the big bands we have contacts with, and brought them in, they drove up from Corpus Christi to put on this show they are donating all their time," Elam said.

A virtually impossible feat, but organizers were able to get these six bands to play at no charge, every penny raised went to the families.

"Heartland they had the number one hit song I loved her first," Elam said.

And with a number one song getting Heartland to headline at Sunday Night's event took some scheduling.

"It was big for us, luckily that's the one reason we had to wait till this weekend, because the weekend before they were in Connecticut," Elam said.

Lone Star 92 also helped out with the event, they are just one of the groups at the forefront of the fundraising efforts.

"We work all the time with law enforcement at almost every activity we do. And first and foremost they put their lives on the line for us every single day, so it was no problem for us to jump quick for us to do what we could," Lone Star 92 DJ Gwen "The Morning Show Idol" said.