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Cary Chapter Seeks Support for Officer Chad Penland

The Police Benevolent Foundation and the Cary Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association are rallying behind PBA member and fellow officer Chad Penland. He was involved in an on-duty motorcycle accident on July 15th and hospitalized for his injuries.   The Cary chapter hopes to alleviate some of the expenses for his family as they support Chad and his recovery efforts. 

Chad is originally from Burnsville, NC and completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College before beginning his law enforcement career with the Burnsville Police Department.  He transferred to the Cary Police department in 2003.  Chad is currently assigned to the Traffic Safety Team as a motorcycle officer. 

An account has been established under the Police Benevolent Foundation entitled the ’Chad Penland Fund’. Contributions to this fund can be made at any Wachovia.

The Police Benevolent Foundation will be taking donations online through the PBF website.  Go to to donate. The Police Benevolent Foundation is also taking donations via text messaging.  You can help by texting the phrase COPS PENLAND  to 85944.   A $10 donation will be made to the fund through the contributor’s cell phone bill.

The Cary Chapter is asking everyone to please pass this information along to friends and family and to keep Chad and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 

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