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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Dickson County (TN) Sheriff's Deputy Keith Bellar

Deputy Keith Bellar
Deputy Keith Bellar

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Tennessee Division of the Southern States PBA are in mourning as one of their own, Deputy Keith Bellar of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, was shot in the head while responding to what he believed was a motor vehicle accident that turned out to be a domestic dispute on Monday, June 6th.  Deputy Bellar was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died Tuesday morning from injuries.  Deputy Bellar paid the ultimate sacrifice, and it is with a heavy heart that the PBF asks for the help of the community, both locally and nationally, to aid in their efforts to provide much needed support for this deputy’s beneficiaries in their time of need.

An account has been established under the Police Benevolent Foundation called the “Keith Bellar Memorial Fund” at Regions Bank.  Donations can be made at any Regions Bank so that the public can assist in the efforts to provide financial support to Deputy Bellar’s beneficiaries.  Donations can also be made through the Police Benevolent Foundation's website at  Donations made to this memorial fund are 100% tax-deductible, and all proceeds will go to Deputy Bellar’s family.  

The Police Benevolent Foundation is also taking donations via text for the “Keith Bellar Memorial Fund.” You can help by texting the phrase COPS BELLAR to 85944.  A $10 donation will be made through your cell phone bill.  The PBF is asking everyone to please pass this information along to friends and family. Deputy Bellar’s family will need all of us to rally behind them in these hard times.

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization established by the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (SSPBA) in 2005.  Established in 1987, SSPBA has been serving its membership for 20 years. SSPBA is not a union. It is an independent association with no national or international affiliations. The Foundation has a Board of Directors elected by the membership of the SSPBA. Foundation expenses are currently absorbed by Southern States PBA, making the Foundation one of very few such entities that gives 100% of the funds received to its intended purpose.

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