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Carrie Underwood's Childhood Friend, Police Officer Passes Away

February 28, 2018

A few weeks ago, Carrie Underwood donated $10,000 to an injured police officer, who was also her childhood friend from her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma.

Justin Durrett, an Assistant Police Chief of Checotah, succumbed to his injuries after suffering a broken neck, bruised spine and multiple gashes on his head from a rollover crash on February 11.

In a Facebook post on the Checotah Police Department’s page, they shared the following:

“It is with deep regret that we are announcing the passing of Checotah Asst. Police Chief Justin Durrett. Asst. Police Chief Justin Durrett is a 13-year veteran of the Checotah Police Department and is a loving father of two children and a loving son of Margret and David Prokup of Checotah.”

“Please keep Justin’s family, friends and Blue Line family in your thoughts and prayers. Your Blue Line family will always hold you in our hearts.