Benefit concert held in Sheffield to honor Sgt. Risner, raise money for his family

Award-winning country group Shenandoah organized the special benefit concert.

Posted: Oct 12, 2021 10:11 PM
Updated: Oct 13, 2021 11:47 AM

It was a beautiful night in Sheffield for a benefit concert Tuesday at Riverfront Park.

The concert was held to honor Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner, all while continuing to support his family.

"I am going to support him no matter what, and I know all these good people are, too," Janice Mcintyre said.

She attended the benefit concert as a supporter, but Mcintyre said she's also Risner's cousin. 

Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson got the night underway with a tribute to Risner.

"It's a great event, and it's good that somebody had the foresight to put all this together to help this family in the loss of their loved one," C.R. Hood said.

Hood went on to say he supports all law enforcement and first responders "in whatever capacity they serve."

Award-winning country group Shenandoah organized the special benefit concert. It was a free event, with donations encouraged for Risner's family. 

"It has been such a shock, and this officer was just so well-loved that I am just so thrilled that we are having this tonight," Delaina Greene said.

Several people attended the 90-minute concert wearing shirts with Risner's name. Several Sheffield police officers and firefighters also attended.

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