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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:30 am

TEMPLE — A benefit concert for Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Davis, who was critically injured Dec. 1 while responding to a call, is scheduled for Sunday.

Davis remains in critical condition at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, said Lt. Donnie Adams, Bell County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

The Bell County Sheriff’s Department Foundation scheduled a day of music featuring country music artists Brian Gowan, Darby Ledbetter and Wild Horses Band.

The event will be from 1 to 7 p.m. at Star Hall in Seaton, east of Temple.

A live auction conducted by Sheriff Eddy Lange will begin at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $15. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free.

Meal tickets will be available for $5.

“We hope that all of Bell County will join us on Sunday to help Deputy Davis and his family,” Lange said. “Deputy Davis is not only our co-worker, he is also our brother and our friend. We feel honored to be a part of the benefit this coming Sunday.”

Donations for the family will be accepted at the benefit on Sunday. Donations also may be made at any other time by mailing them to the Bell County Sheriff’s Department Foundation, P.O. Box 1563, Belton TX 76513, or by calling 254-292-0922.

None of Davis’ medical expenses will be a burden on the family since those bills will be completely covered since he was injured while on duty, Adams said.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to help with the unmet needs that can occur, such as living expenses, and meals while at the hospital and more.

Davis lost control of his patrol cruiser on a sharp curve on Farm-to-Market 1237 while responding to a call near Pendleton. He reportedly was driving on Texas 317, turned onto FM 1237 and failed to make a 90-degree left curve.

His cruiser flipped several times before landing in the yard of a residence.

He was airlifted to Scott & White Memorial Hospital with a serious head injury, Adams said.

Davis has been with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department as a reserve officer since 2007 and was a part-time deputy during the summer. He became a full-time deputy in August, Adams said.

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