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Benefit being held for South Texas State Trooper who was shot in the head

Posted: 9:58 AM, May 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-10 17:54:40-04

“He’s a brother,” said Sergeant Nathan Brandley.

‘A family’ is how Brandley describes Texas troopers, near and far.

“Just another brother that wears the tan and we would do this just for any officer if it was in our area,” said Brandley.

Back in April Trooper Moises Sanchez was shot in the line of duty in Edinburg.

“Responding to a two vehicle crash where one of the drivers from the crash scene had fled on foot when trooper Sanchez went to find him he then was confronted by him and shot in the shoulder and the head,” said Brandley.

He says Sanchez has been recovering, being upgraded from critical to stable condition now.

“Progressing very slowly but taking progression one day at a time and he’s been able to open his eyes and have some movement in his face,” said Brandley.

This Saturday, Brandley and DPS officers are hosting a chicken and sausage BBQ benefit  to help Sanchez and his family financially.

“Anything and everything that they could use it for medical expenses and the family,” said Brandley.

Along with food, Brandley says there will be a silent auction provided by several businesses and sports affiliations across Texas.

“A lot of community businesses and organizations came together to help us out with the silent auction,” said Brandley.

Several fundraisers have taken place in the valley already; Brandley says this is just a way for people to show their support for law enforcement officers, from hundreds of miles away.

The benefit will be held this May 11, 2019 from 11 AM until 4 PM at the DPS office parking lot at 1922 SPID near Greenwood. We’re told the location may change depending on the weather.