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Benefits set for officer, ‘school cop’


Ofc. Shriver Ofc. Shriver A number of benefits are being scheduled to assist one of Rockdale’s most recognizable public servants in his ongoing battle with cancer. Off. Tommy Shriver of the Rockdale Police Department is the resource officer permanently assigned to the Rockdale ISD’s four campuses.

Shriver has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma— a blood/bone marrow cancer—and is currently in his second of six stages of chemo treatment. He’s schedule for a bone marrow transplant in June.

ROPING—A benefit roping event is set for April 12 at the 3P Covered Arena in Buckholts.

For more information call Keith Stermer at 254-760- 4277.

The event also includes a silent auction and a concession stand.

FOOD SALE—A sausage wrap and bake sale to benefit the Shriver family is set for Sunday, April 13, at the Rockdale Brookshire Bros.

Hours are 11 a.m. until sold out.

Anyone wanting to provide baked goods for the benefit is asked to bring them to Brookshire Bros. on Saturday, April 12, or by 10:30 a.m. on April 13.

BARBECUE—The Ranch will be the site of a May 17 fund-raiser, featuring barbecue plate lunches.

Brisket plates, with all the trimmings including dessert, will be priced at $8.50 each.

Barbecue sale will begin at noon and continue until food is sold out.

There will also be a live auction, photo booth and children’s activities.

Supporters of the Shriver family—the officer and wife Dawn have four young children ages 11, 9 and 6-yearold twins—have also created a Facebook page, titled “Fighting With Shriver.”


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