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Colt Ford concert raises at least $10K for late trooper's family

Country artist Colt Ford took the stage in Crisp County Wednesday night. (Source: Crisp County Sheriff's Office) Country artist Colt Ford took the stage in Crisp County Wednesday night. (Source: Crisp County Sheriff's Office)
Trooper Tyler Parker was killed in a wreck back in March. (Source: Georgia Department of Public Safety) Trooper Tyler Parker was killed in a wreck back in March. (Source: Georgia Department of Public Safety)
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) -

One south Georgia community has raised thousands of dollars to help the family of a beloved Georgia State Patrol trooper, who was killed in a wreck in March.

Country artist Colt Ford took the stage in Crisp County Wednesday night.

READ MORE: Loved ones remember GSP trooper killed in crash

He donated his performance to help raise money for Trooper Tyler Parker's wife and young daughter, Savannah. She spent several weeks in the hospital recovering following the wreck.

In just the live and silent auctions at the concert Wednesday night, organizers said they raised around $10,000.

As of Thursday, they were still counting ticket sales to find out the total amount raised to help the family.

On Saturday April 28, two other fundraisers in Cordele, a movie night and a poker run, helped raise more than $4,000 for Parker's family as well.

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