Updated 1 year ago
On Wednesday, November 14th Marion County deputy Anthony Rakes was shot and killed while he was on duty. People in Lebanon have come together to help each other through the tragedy. But LEX18 has learned someone, somewhere is trying to benefit from Rakes' death.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office tells LEX18 if you get approached by someone asking you to donate money to an Anthony Rakes fund, it's not legitimate.
The Sheriff's Office says people are claiming to collect money for Rakes' family, but the family knows nothing about this. We're told the family plans to set something up on their own, but haven't had time yet.
In the early morning hours of November 14th, Rakes was shot and killed at the end of his shift when he went over to investigate a parked car. Police say 49-year-old Dewayne Shipp was in that car, and shot Rakes twice in the stomach. Last week a Marion County grand jury indicted Shipp.
The Sheriff's Office says Rakes' graduating class is the only group organizing a donation fund at this time. They're raising money to put up a memorial at the high school.