SHIP BOTTOM – “One of the Good Guys needs our help,” wrote one donor to the Scott Barr Fundraiser.
On Oct. 12, retired Ship Bottom Police Sergeant Scott Barr was struck by an oncoming vehicle when he stopped to help at the scene of an accident on the Garden State Parkway in Atlantic County. In his effort to save lives and help others, Barr was seriously injured.
He remains at the Critical Care Unit in the Atlantic City Regional Trauma Center, undergoing multiple procedures and surgeries, according to the GoFundMe.
Barr is a married father of four. The family is “extremely loved and involved in the local community.”
A GoFundMe created in Barr’s honor is working to raise funds to “assist the family that has given so much to everyone around them,” according to the site. As of Oct. 18, the site has raised $24,186 of the $20,000 goal.
In addition, there will be a benefit for the Barr Family on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Manahawkin Elks Lodge, 520 Hilliard Blvd. Tickets are $50. There will be beer, wine, food, and music.
“Please join us and share this page to spread the word and help the Barr family who has helped so many others throughout the years,” stated the GoFundMe, which can be found at gofundme.com/f/scott-barr-fundraiser.