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Complete Benefit Information

There has been some confusion regarding the benefit for Kevin Thomas of NOPD. I have been in contact with one of the coordinators of the benefit. I would also like to add that this is not the Officer who was shot this last spring. That was Officer Andres Gonzalez (if you still wish to assist him you may contact me and I will give you information.) During the past year with everything that we have all been going through Kevin, his family and friends seemingly slipped through the cracks. Hopefully this is the begining of pulling him back up and through with the rest of us.

Below is information regarding Officer Kevin Thomas of NOPD who was shot in the line of duty DURING Katrina. Kevin has suffered critical injuries that will require years of treatment. Please do what you can to help assist him and his family. I can tell you it will be greatly appreciated by all.

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Injured NOPD officer benefit
Officer Kevin Thomas, who worked in the 4th District of the New Orleans Police Department, was shot in the head, point blank range, while trying to stop looters in a Chevron Gas Station during Hurricane Katrina. There is a myspace page for him, showing benefit information. Send a friend request to this page, http://www.myspace.com/kthomasbenefit and help spread the word about his benefit. The benefit is at the House of Blues on Sept 12. Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door, with proceeds going to Kevin.
Thanks, Matt NOPD (ed.)

BENEFIT FOR KEVIN THOMAS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th DOORS OPEN AT 7:00pm
SHOW BEGINS AT 8:00pm
Age:18+ w/id
House of Blues New Orleans
225 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.310.4999

PERFORMING:
Kermit Ruffins, The Garden District, Stanton Moore Trio, Fred LeBlanc ,DJ Captain Charles and others. Plus celebrity guests: Marion Ramsey (cadet hooks) and Michael Winslow (cadet jones ) from the Police Academy movie.
Come and have a good time. All the proceeds will go directly to Kevin Thomas
You can purchase tickets in advance online at:
http://www.hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=41073

If you cannot make it to the benefit donations can be sent to:
NOPD Officer Kevin Thomas
c/o First Bank andTrust
4550 General DeGaulle Dr.
New Orleans,LA. 70131
(504)586-2641
Checks or money orders should be made out to Kevin Thomas.

If you cannot donate at this time please, help spread the word.
Further information or questions please contact:
Daniel Dumas Carter or Chris Davis at:
kevinthomasbenefit@gmail.com
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