Coun­cell’s raf­fle raises $2,500 to sup­port Deputy Scott Ho­gan

Record Observer - - News - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@ches­

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.

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