VIA| The family of a slain Maryville Police Officer who was ambushed while responding to a domestic violence call can rest a bit easier now, thanks to country singer Trace Adkins.
Just days before he takes the stage at the Back Porch On the Creek, Trace Adkins and the Knoxville venue’s owners announced that they will donate $10,000 to the family of Maryville, Tennessee, police officer Kenny Moats. Adkins is scheduled to perform at the Creek on Sept. 2 and WVLT reported that $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the local Fraternal Order of Police in honor of Moats, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call last Thursday.
Both Adkins and the Back Porch owners reportedly felt they needed to do more after hearing about Moats killing, so they decided on the $10,000 donation to the late officer’s wife and three children. Law enforcement members can present their badges for free admission to the show.
Trace Adkins has struggled with addiction and personal issues through his long career, as many musicians have, but his heart has always been in the right place.
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