HOUSTON – Houstonians are stepping in to support the three Pct. 4 deputies who were ambushed last Saturday morning.
Deputy Kareem Atkins, Deputy Darryl Garrett and Deputy Juqaim Barthen were ambushed while working an extra shift at the 45 Norte Lounge & Bar when they were ambushed by a gunman. Atkins was shot and killed, while Garrett and Barthen remain hospitalized at Texas Medical Center.
You can donate to the families at the following verified GoFundMe accounts:
Deputy Kareem Atkins - Click here.
Deputy Darryl Garrett - Click here.
Deputy Juqaim Barthen - Click here.
The 100 Club to offer assistance to deputies’ families
One of Houston’s biggest non-profit organizations is also stepping in to assist family members of the three Precinct 4 deputies who were ambushed during Saturday morning’s shooting at a north Houston bar.
The 100 Club, an organization that assists family members of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty, announced on Sunday they will open a survivor’s fund for the family of the three deputies.
A $20,000 check was presented to Deputy Atkins’ wife on Tuesday, October 19, to help with expenses. The organization will also provide additional help with educational expenses, mortgage expenses, and more.
Those who are interested in donating to the “Survivor’s Fund” can click here to make a donation. Contributions can also be mailed at 6919 Portwest Dr. Ste. 150, Houston, TX 77024.
Those who donate to the fund will receive a “100 Club” sticker decal.
On Sunday, Oct. 24, family and friends will host a fundraiser for Deputy Darryl Garrett. The fundraiser will be held at 4130 1/2 Calavacade Street from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The organizers will have BBQ dinner plates for sale starting at $10, and will also accept monetary donations.
On Tuesday, Oct. 19, Yolonda Davis with the Texas Municipal Police Association also presented Deputy Atkins’ wife with a $15,000 check to help with immediate expenses.
Constable Mark Herman also provided Atkins’ wife with a $10,000 personal check, along with diapers, formula and baby wipes for their newborn child.
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