Fundraiser for slain officer

Sgt Dallas Leven, Snr Const Ben Clavel of Oxley Highway Patrol, Const Jeff Rainbow, St George Grafton branch manager Jayd Urquhart and assistant branch manager Christine Garnett and Det Snr Const Tony King promoting a barbecue fundraiser to raise money for the family of David Rixon, who was killed while on duty in Tamworth.
Sgt Dallas Leven, Snr Const Ben Clavel of Oxley Highway Patrol, Const Jeff Rainbow, St George Grafton branch manager Jayd Urquhart and assistant branch manager Christine Garnett and Det Snr Const Tony King promoting a barbecue fundraiser to raise money for the family of David Rixon, who was killed while on duty in Tamworth. Adam Hourigan

AS HIGHWAY patrol officer Senior Constable Ben Clavel was doing his rounds on Tuesday he was flagged down by a Queensland motorcyclist.

The biker, who had no connection with the Tamworth area where Snr Const Clavel was patrolling, reached into his wallet and pulled out $25 as a donation to help the family of Snr Const David Rixon who was shot and killed when he pulled over a vehicle on March 8.

Snr Const Clavel said that was the type of support the family of his former workmate was receiving everywhere he went.

Today outside the St George Bank in Grafton, Clarence Valley families get to offer their support as the bank - with the help of local police, the Grafton District Services Club and the Grafton Bakery Cafe - provide a fundraising barbecue to raise money for Snr Const Rixon's family.

Snr Const Rixon's highway patrol vehicle, which has now been fitted with personalised number plates and has his name printed on the front doors, will be on display outside the bank.

On Tuesday police charged a man with the murder of Snr Const Rixon.

Michael Alan Jacobs, 48, was allegedly the driver of a car pulled over by Snr Const Rixon and the man who shot the father of six.

Topics:  david rixon, fundraiser, killed, police



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