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Benefit held for police officer, firefighter killed in hit and run while serving warrant

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) -

The Zachary Police Department and the Zachary Fire Department are coming together to hold a benefit for one of their own, who was killed in a hit and run incident while serving a warrant back in March.

A Zachary undercover police officer, who was also a firefighter, was killed on March 12 after being run over by a U-Haul truck in a Walmart parking lot. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office identified the victim as Christopher Lawton, 41.

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A benefit is being held for Lawton on Friday, May 4 in the parking lot of the Zachary City Hall. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ten dollars buys you a plate of jambalaya, white beans, and a roll, as well as a drink. Pre-orders of 10 or more can be emailed to aguidry@zacharypd.org and can be delivered. Checks should be made payable to the Chris Lawton Fund.

All proceeds from the benefit will go directly to Lawton's family.

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