Deputy Dennis Lockart BBQ Fundraiser - On April 17, 2012 deputies from all areas of the Sheriff's Office came together for a great cause - to support a brother in blue. Organized by Deputy Shawn Thompson (2nd Detail MJ), a benefit BBQ was hosted in front of the Annex facility. The fundraiser had a target goal of $1200; however, due to the generous donations and overwhelming support from deputies, BCSO civilians, DSABC, CLEAT, ARAMARK staff, and the public, we were able to raise over $4000! It seemed that everyone put aside personal views, politics, and busy schedules to stop by the fundraiser and donate money, time, or to simply offer words of encouragement to pass on to Deputy Lockhart.
Deputy Dennis Lockhart has been battling cancer for over a year now and his condition is slowly worsening. While one would think that a fight for your life would strike an irreparable blow to one's spirit, nothing could be further from the truth for Dennis. In a visit with Dennis, we were brought to tears by the courage and determination displayed by this fine deputy. Our amazement was further compounded by the love for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and its employees demonstrated by Dennis. During a time when most people are complaining about having to go to work, working mandatory overtime, or provisions in a contract, Deputy Dennis Lockhart said that he would want nothing more than to simply return to work to do what he has always wanted to do in life and be around the people that have shown him and his family so much love and support during this difficult time.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the support they have given the Lockhart family. We would also like to thank Deputy Dennis Lockhart for allowing us to come together and help him and his family. The outpour of support seen at the benefit BBQ was astounding and demonstrative of how much love and support deputies have for one another.
Special Thanks to the following people for volunteering their time and showing support!
County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson
CLEAT Executive Board
CLEAT Attorney Karl Brehm and the CLEAT Team
ARAMARK Employee Frank Dunlop
Deputy Shawn Thompson
Deputy Gerard Mamorno
Deputy Juan Leal
Deputy Arnold Rogers
Deputy Ronald Bailey
Deputy Mario Rios
Deputy Gary Garza
Deputy Jovan Cardenas
Corporal Billy Blanco
Sergeant Roger Contreras
DSABC Executive Board and Board of Directors