A little more than two years ago when patrolman Chad Spicer became the first Georgetown police officer shot and killed in the line of duty, a young girl was suddenly fatherless.
Members of this small Delaware community decided then that Aubrey Spicer, now 6, would at least get the financial support she needed.
That help continues Saturday at the third annual Aubrey Spicer Beef & Beer Benefit, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Georgetown Fire Hall.
“Our goal is to be able to support her any way we can,” said Jeremy Locklear, chairman of the event and a member of the Georgetown Fire Company. “To make sure she doesn’t go without, since she doesn’t have her father to do that for her.”
Locklear attended grade school and middle school with Spicer. And Locklear’s brother, Jamie, was on the police force in 2009 the night Spicer was killed. Locklear says for a town of fewer than 5,000 residents, an event such as this can be therapeutic.
“It brings us back together as a community and it also helps us remember Chad and support his mother, Ruth Ann, his father, Norman, and his daughter, Aubrey,” Locklear said. “It helps us show them that there’s continual support out there and that people remember him even though he’s no longer with us.”
Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The menu includes roast beef, cole slaw, green beans, potatoes, and rolls, as well as beer and other beverages.
There will also be live and silent auctions, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.