In this May 2012 photo, Elizabeth and Kenzie Howell flagged down Senior Police Officer Ken Beavers to say “thank you” for keeping them safe. Elizabeth and Kenzie’s father snapped the photograph.

On May 21, 2013 from 7am to 9am, the men and women of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department (Georgia) will serve a benefit breakfast for motorcycle officer Ken Beavers. The Buddy Christian Foundation is facilitating the benefit breakfast. Tickets are $6 per person and are available for purchase using the button below. Additionally, donations may be made to benefit Officer Beavers using the button below. All proceeds go to benefit Officer Beavers.

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What: Breakfast with the men and women of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department
 5/21/2013, 7am-9am
Where: The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas Street, Athens Georgia
Why: To help ease the burden on Officer Beavers’ family while he recovers from his injuries

The Rest of the Story
On April 22, 2013, Athens-Clarke County Police motorcycle Officer Beavers was seriously injured in a collision with a Taxi near downtown Athens. Officer Beavers sustained a concussion, a broken leg, and a facial injury in the crash. He faces a long recovery process that will leave him out of work for many months.

During his recovery, Officer Beavers will suffer a loss of income. Like most police officers, Officer Beavers relies not only on his regular duty paycheck but also special duty details to make ends meet for his family. A portion of Officer Beavers’ regular paycheck may be supplanted by insurance benefits, but the income from special duty details that his family depends upon will not. Officer Beavers will also face increased expenses as a result of his injuries.