One of our family sent me an email asking if we would give some publicity to the gun raffle to benefit the family of the Kentucky small-town cop killed (assassinated) a couple of weeks ago.
Here it is.
Here’s what happened:
Saturday, May 25, 2013 one of our local officers was shot and killed in the line of duty. Officer Jason Ellis was seven year veteran and K9 officer for the Bardstown Police Dept. Officer Jason Ellis was not only a patron and friend of KYGUNCO, but also responded to most of KYGUNCO’s late night alarm calls. Officer Ellis was an outgoing officer in our community, and was an active coach in local youth sports. Ellis is the first Bardstown police officer shot and killed in the line of duty in the department’s history. Officer Jason Ellis leaves behind a wife and two young sons.
In honor of Officer Jason Ellis, KYGUNCO is raffling of a Deluxe Henry Golden Boy II 22lr. This is not your average Golden Boy, this particular rifle features an engraved receiver with intricate, deeply etched elegant patterns that tastefully complement the rich grain of the select American walnut stock and forearm. This rifle has an MSRP of $1585.99. Also included is the Henry Wall Display case. Made of American Walnut, it has an MSRP of $150.00
The rifle has been donated by the staff at KYGUNCO, and the case by Henry Repeating Arms, with 100% of all monies going towards the Officer Ellis Memorial fund. This fund has been set up to help Ellis’s wife and two young sons, both under the age of 10.
Bardstown is a small town in Kentucky, with a strong sense of community pride and responsibility. Our local community is known for stepping up and lending a helping hand when needed. KYGUNCO asking for your help in supporting this worthy cause. The chances are $5, and again 100% of all monies collected will go to the family. The rifle will be raffled off on July 27th, 2013, and the winner will be announced on our website. This is an electronic/computerized raffle, meaning no paper tickets will be mailed directly to you. This raffle has been endorsed by the Bardstown Police Dept.
Thank You for your Time and Support
Patrick Hayden, Owner KYGUNCO
Just so you don’t think we ask you to do something we wouldn’t do ourselves…