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Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas

Accepting Donations to Survivors Fund

After Death of Arlington Police Officer Craig Gordon Story

The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas announced today that donations are being accepted to its Survivor’s Fund on behalf of the family of Officer Craig Gordon Story, a seven year veteran of the Arlington Police Department, who died in the line of duty in a vehicle crash on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

Officer Story, 34, was working as a motorcycle traffic officer at about 7:15 a.m. when his motorcycle and an Arlington school bus collided near the intersection of South Cooper Street and Inwood Drive.

Officer Story suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Nine children were on the school bus, along with the driver. None of them suffered any serious injuries. Grief counselors were provided for the children, who ranged in age from 6 to 13.

There are inherent dangers that come with being a police officer. We all hope to never have to talk about our officers making the ultimate sacrifice, but unfortunately today we are doing just that. Officer Story joined the 24th Academy Class of the Arlington Police Department in May 2002. He worked patrol in the North and East districts and was nominated for East officer of the Year in 2005. During his seven years with the department, Officer Story received 19 commendations. He was also a member of our Tactical Unit and had joined the Traffic Unit last year.

Most importantly, Officer Story was a family man. He is survived by his wife, Danielle, and 2-year-old son. Please keep the Story family and his police family in your thoughts and prayers.

If you wish to help, donations to the Survivors Fund can be made at www.gunsandhosesnorthtx.org or mailed to:

GUNS and HOSES Foundation of North Texas

c/o Lt. David Swavey

1891 Forest Lane

Garland, TX  75042

100% of Survivor’s Fund donations go to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas was founded in 2002, as a nonprofit 501(c)3 foundation primarily committed to providing support and financial assistance to families of fallen fire and police officers, who have lost their lives performing their duty.

The Guns & Hoses foundation covers 16 counties in North Texas which are served by over 23,000 police and firefighters.

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