Councell’s raffle raises $2,500 to support Deputy Scott Hogan
CENTREVILLE — Tommy and Donna Councell of Grasonville decided to take a hobby of Tommy’s and use it to help raise funds for recovering Deputy Scott Hogan and his wife.
Hogan was shot in the line of duty, Dec. 29, 2016, while working for the Queen Anne’s Sheriff’s Office.
Councell and his wife wanted to lend a helping hand with the expenses Hogan had incurred from his injury and decided to sell raffle tickets for the popular corn hole boards that Councell builds and paints. Several friends pitched in to help the Councells and 250 tickets were quickly sold. The fundraiser was able to raise $2,500 for Hogan and his family.
On March 1, Tommy and Donna Councell brought the boards to the sheriff’s office and Hogan had the honor of drawing the winner. Brian Lange was the lucky winner.
Councell said, “Every officer makes a conscious decision to put themselves in harms’s way ... any of our officers could be put in the position that Hogan found himself in at anytime.”
Hogan was the one standing between the people he protects and that criminal element that day, said Councell. “We are proud of our law enforcement.”
Deputy Scott Hogan with Donna Councell. Hogan draws the winning raffle ticket in a drawing for corn hole boards donated by Tommy and Donna Councell.
From left, 1st Sgt. Duke Johnston, Public Safety Assistant Kerriann McCarthy, Sheriff Gary Hofmann, Tommy Councell, Deputy Steve Creason, Dfc. Scott Hogan, Donna Councell, Linda Dicus, Jenn Warner and Laurie Kimbles.