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DPD Holds Benefit For Officer Killed By ‘Wrong Way Driver’

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DETROIT (WWJ) - The Detroit Police Department, along with many Greektown business owners, is sponsoring a special benefit for a 16-year veteran of the force who was struck down and killed by a drunk driver while patrolling the streets of Greektown last month.

Those who know him describe fallen officer Charles Armour as very friendly and personable. Armour was well-known for his friendly foot patrolling in the Detroit Greektown area. It was that part of his legacy that inspired the benefit in his honor.

“With the personality that he had, I just want to continue that same personality with the Detroit citizens and with those that come from the Metro Detroit area just to show that DPD does care about everyone that partakes in any of our activities in Detroit,” Detroit Police Officer Damon Kimbrough said.

Kimbrough said all donations from the benefit will go towards Armour’s cancer-stricken mother and four-year-old daughter.

“All the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Chuck’s mom, who was diagnosed with cancer a while ago. Chuck took her in and took care of her so we just wanted to show to the mom that DPD and citizens of Detroit do recognize him, even after his death,” the Officer said.

The benefit is taking place Thursday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the Detroit Seafood Market, 1435 Randolph Street.

Donations are $25. Any checks should be payable to the Charles Armour Memorial Fund. Tickets will be sold at the door, but can be purchased in advance by calling Officer Kimbrough at 313-999-9550.

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