A Night of Honor and Hope on July 30 at Big Sky Event Hall in Royse City was a beautiful example of a community coming together in support. Lesli Logston, Owner of Big Sky, wanted to do something for the family of slain officer Brent Thompson and came up with this idea. It included Dinner by Chef Zach, a Silent Auction and several presentations.
Firefighter of the Year, Shaun Clements.was presented by Assistant Fire Chief Lee Craft and the Police Officer of the Year, Sergeant Ryan Curtis, was presented by Chief Jeff Stapleton.
Senator Bob Hall presented a proclamation honoring the life of Officer Brent Thompson and Patrick Ntchobo from Scott Turner’s office presented a flag that had been flown over the Capital to Emily Thompson’s work partner who was there on her behalf.
Batteries Plus Bulbs in Rockwall donated a blue light bulb as favors to each person who attended. They are meant to burn in your porch light as a symbol of support for our first responders.
Pastor Crystal Sparks with the Church RC gave a moving talk on the importance of Love in our world.
With the silent auction, private donations (including the Rockwall Republican men who “passed the hat” and raised over $1,400) and tickets to the dinner – Lesli Logston with Big Sky Event Hall
will be able to present a check for $7,715 to Emily Thompson, the wife of late Officer Brent Thompson.