Trace Adkins Donates $10,000 to family of Slain Tennessee Police Officer

Police who show their badges at the concert get in free.

By Annie Reuter

Trace Adkins was already scheduled to perform at Back Porch On the Creek on Sept. 2 in Knoxville, Tennessee. So when he heard about the death of a local policeman, the country singer decided to donate $10,000 to the officer’s family.

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Adkins originally intended for one dollar from each ticket to be donated to the local Fraternal Order of Police, but significantly upped the ante after he learned about what happened to Maryville Police Officer Kenny Moats, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Thursday (Aug. 25) when responding to a domestic dispute. Moats leaves behind a wife and three children.

Adkins and the Knoxville venue will donate $10,000 directly to Moats’ family.¬†Additionally, Adkins announced that law enforcement who present their badges at his show on Friday will receive free admission.


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