Benefit Basketball For Fallen Greenville Officer

A special fundraiser to help the family of a fallen police officer, brought several local basketball players to D.H. Conley High School.

The first ever Basketball Benefit Challenge is for Greenville Police Officer Jason Campbell who died April 12 when his cruiser crashed ,head on, into Billy Ray Greene on South Greene Street. Campbell leaves behind two young children.

So his " Brothers In Blue--or fellow officers from the County and the City decided to put this benefit together. Saturday's turnout impressed Sergeant Hadnott from the Greenville Police Department.

"The turnout is overwhelming" said Sgt. Hadnott. " It really touches your heart cause there are church groups involved other police departments, the Sheriff's Department, The North Carolina Highway Patrol, Unity Free Will Baptist Church, Hospital Police, so it's a community effort to come out and do this."

About 9 teams signed up to play which brings in about two hundred fifty dollars per team for Campbell's kids.