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APD Hosts Benefit Concert and Memorial Ride for Fallen Officer Padron's Family

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:13 PM CDT
The Austin Police Department, Central Texas Harley Davidson and the Central Texas 100 Club are hosting a free benefit concert featuring several local artists on Saturday until 9 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will go to the family of Jaime Padron, the Senior Police Officer killed in the line of duty on March 6, 2012 in Austin.

More information on Officer Padron’s career can be found at http://weareaustin.com/news/features/police-shooting/stories/vid_6.shtml

Saturday’s event was held at Central Texas Harley Davidson, located at 2801 N. IH-35 in Round Rock. The benefit includes a memorial motorcycle ride, followed by opening ceremonies with the Austin Police Department Pipe and Drum Corps.

Sponsors are Central Texas Harley Davidson, the Central Texas 100 Club, APD's Office of Community Liaison, APD Honor Guard and APD Pipe and Drum Corps, the Austin Police Association, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, Amigos en Azul, the US Army, US Marines, Austin Music Bazaar, Brown Distributing Company, Capitol Beverage Company, the Williamson County Pct. 1 Constable's Office, Tiny Tails Traveling Petting Zoo, Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, the Wingate by Wyndham, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Walmart.

 The 100 Club of Central Texas is accepting donations for the family. Contributions from the public may be made by visiting the club’s web site at www.100clubcentex.com or by calling 512-345-3200.

We have a special section with detailed information about Officer Padron, the shooting and a list of all the Austin officers who have died in the line of duty.  weareaustin.com/news/features/police-shooting.APD Hosts Benefit Concert and Memorial Ride for Fallen Officer Padron's Family


Fallen Austin Officers

Amy Donovan

Amy Donovan, 37, Oct. 31, 2004
Officer Donovan was chasing a suspect on foot in East Austin. Her partner put the patrol car in reverse and tried to block the man's escape route. During the chase, the patrol car struck Donovan and pinned her next to a utility pole. Donovan had been a police officer for five months. She was survived by a husband and four children.


Clinton Hunter

Clinton Hunter, 22, Nov. 29, 2001
Officer Hunter was on the I-35 access road near Onion Creek waiting to deploy a stinger, a device used to puncture and flatten tires, to stop car during a chase. The car hit and killed Hunter. He had been an officer for 14 months. Hunter is survived by a wife and two children.


Drew Alan Bolin

Drew Alan Bolin, 25, June 2, 1995
Officer Bolin was directing traffic at an accident site on I-35 when a drunk driver hit and killed him. Bolin had been an officer for five months. He was survived by his parents and fiancee.


Robert Martinez Jr.

Robert Martinez Jr., 26, February 25, 1989
Officer Robert Martinez Jr. died when his patrol car struck a tree. Martinez, who was en route to assist another officer, swerved to avoid a pick up truck that had pulled into his path.


Lee Smith

Lee Smith, 28, December 15, 1979
Officer Smith was chasing a suspect on MoPac when he lost control of his motorcycle. He died from his injuries several months later.


Ralph A. Ablanedo

Ralph A. Ablanedo, 26, May 18, 1978
Officer Ablanedo was shot to death during a traffic stop. The passenger in the car, David Lee Powell, had a warrant for his arrest. He shot Ablanedo with an AK-47. Powell was executed for the murder in 2010.


Read the entire list here.

 

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