Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

November 18, 2013

Rusty Arnold Golf Tournament raises $8,000

By JUDY SHERIDAN

The Third Annual Rusty G. Arnold Memorial Golf Tournament, held at Split Rail Golf Course in Aledo on Veteran’s Day, raised $8,000, according to Precinct No. 1 Constable Larry Nix, who coordinated the event with Jim Broome and Ted Crow.

Nix said 40 golfers and 20 volunteers participated in the tribute to the well-loved Parker County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, who died three years ago at the age of 32, eight days after an off-duty car accident.

The event included a barbecue dinner for golfers and sponsors, a live auction and a raffle for a .22-caliber rifle valued at $700, donated by an anonymous deputy at the sheriff’s office.

The funds raised this year will go toward a scholarship for a Parker or Erath County resident who wants to attend the Police Academy at Weatherford College, Nix said, to be awarded in January.

After Arnold’s death in December of 2010, his friends — Nix, Crow and auctioneer Bobby Slate — staged fundraisers to raise enough cash to replace Arnold’s annual salary and support his widow, Kelsey, and young son, Tyler.

“We hit our goal: that Kelsey wouldn’t have to work for a year,” Nix said. “Then the family said they didn’t want any more, and we set up this scholarship fund.”

Arnold was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves and served in 2003-04 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He worked in the sheriff’s office for 9 years, earning the rank of corporal in 2006 and patrol sergeant two years later.

“It was really great, and everybody came out for the purpose we set out for,” Nix said of the event. “Split Rail was really good to us, and we’ll have the tournament there again next year.”

Gold sponsors for the event — donating $500 — were Stan & Lou Ann Arnold, Rusty’s parents; his sister, Amy Arnold, and his widow, Kelsey.

Silver sponsors — donating $250 — were Nix, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, A-Okay AutoSupply and Ruben’s Automotive.

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