Benefit To Help Daughter Of Escambia Deputy Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver

February 3, 2023

A fundraiser and benefit concert will be held later this month for the family of an Escambia County deputy killed by an alleged drunk driver last October.

Off-duty Master Deputy Kevin Ray of Cantonment was killed in the crash that seriously injured his 15-year old daughter Lauren on Highway 85 just east of Laurel Hill, Florida. Ray had been a member of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office family for over 20 years. He has been assigned to courthouse security for over 10 years.

The benefit will begin at 1 p.m. on February 25 at the AmVets FL Post 292 on Dog Track Road in Pensacola.

Proceeds will assist the family in offsetting the cost of long-term health care for Lauren Ray.

Call LeAnn (850) 554-7764 or Eddie Namyslowski at (901) 690-5638 for more information.


4 Responses to “Benefit To Help Daughter Of Escambia Deputy Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver”

  1. Katherine Brady on February 6th, 2023 12:05 pm

    When I worked at the clerk’s office I worked with Deputy Kevin Ray. He was a Great guy. I am so heart broken hearing this. Praying for his daughter and the rest of his family.

  2. Tim Barberi on February 5th, 2023 3:13 pm

    I criminals’ family gets 24 million but a law enforcement officer’s family has to have a fundraiser???? SAD!!!

  3. Elmer Fudd on February 4th, 2023 3:25 pm

    NPC- totally with on the drunk driving; to many people are enabling or turning a blind eye to this. If you willingly go out to drink until intoxication, that should be automatically pre-planned murder. Too many fellow drinkers involved in keeping the charges/ sentences soft on this issue. How many more have to die???

  4. NPC on February 3rd, 2023 7:02 pm

    A drunk driver should have the responsibility for the care of any family member when they kill the primary income source. Drunk driving needs to be a more serious offense. This man served the county for 20 years and his family has to reach out for support, that is wrong when it was caused by a loser who decided to drive drunk.

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