Benefit dinner for injured Durant police officer

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DURANT, OK -- Friends, family, and co-workers have organized a benefit dinner tonight for a Durant police officer seriously injured in a pursuit last month.

Back on September 26th, Officer Justin Blackshear was trying to catch up on a pursuit of 44-year-old Linston Gilbeau when he lost control of his cruiser and struck a tree. Blackshear was careflighted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas and has been recovering ever since.

The Durant Police Department said this morning that Blackshear had just undergone surgery on his arm and some skin grafts, but that there was a possibility he could be released next week.

Benefit Dinner for Justin Blackshear

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert with drink

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
5:00 to 9:00 pm
Bryan County Community Building

$5 in Advance / $7 at the door
Kids under 3 eat free

Sponsored by: Durant FOP & FOP Auxiliary
For Tickets or More Information contact:
Kari Walker 931-7398
Courtney Petty 931-6132
Kim Clark 380-1190
Police Department 924-3737

Organizers say they are in need of volunteers to help serve the food as well.

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