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Memorial benefit set for June 22 in Bradford

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 2:16 p.m. CDT

BRADFORD — The fourth annual Chief William T "Bill" Bauer Scholarship Benefit will be June 22 on Main Street in Bradford.

The event will start at 3 p.m. at the corner Park and Main. The benefit will include a hog roast meal from 3 to 7 p.m., kiddie games from 3 to 5:30 p.m., a Redneck Run starting at 3 p.m., an auction at 6 p.m. and musical entertainment starting at 7:30 p.m. Raffles will also be held throughout the day.

All proceeds go to help build the Chief William T "Bill" Bauer Scholarship Fund.

Bauer was the chief of police in Wyoming, Ill., and Bradford when he was killed while on duty in a tragic car accident on Aug 6, 2010. The scholarship fund was started by people of the surrounding communities to help selected residents of Stark, Marshall and Bureau counties who choose to further their education in law enforcement. With the help of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, the scholarship has been a success. Two scholarships have been given away so far.

Bauer was chief of police in Wyoming for seven years and acting chief of police in Bradford for his last year. He was committed to his communities in ways that went beyond his official role. He was born and raised in Bradford and Buda and lived in the small communities surrounding the area his whole life. He spent his life serving and protecting everyone around him without prejudice.

For more imformation, email CWTBBSF@yahoo.com.

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