"Crossfire" benefit concert for Wichita police detective Matt YoungPosted: Updated:
Officers in uniform by day, rockers by night.
Crossfire is a mash up of Sedgwick County Sheriffs and officers from the Wichita Police Department.
"We are a blue family. Everybody is a part of the blue family," says Sgt. Shane Prebel, with WPD.
They've been playing for 15 years and have opened for big names, like Rodney Atkins, but what they're prepping for now is bigger and more important than any gig they've played yet.
"We want to bring people together and we want to have a party," says Preble.
The party is a fundraiser for Detective Matt Young, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. When the diagnosis came in, Young's family was shocked.
"To hear that news and thinking, it can't be true because he does everything right," says Juli Young, Young's sister-in-law.
Everyone that knows Young says giving back is in his blood.
"Going way above and beyond when somebody needs something, he's the guy that's gonna try and make that happen," says Juli.
That's why Crossfire and the entire Wichita community is working tirelessly to make sure the concert this weekend goes off without a hitch.
"We're just trying to do whatever we can do to secure the future, whatever the future might hold," says Preble.
For Young and his family, there are no words to describe how grateful they are.
"Matt got really emotional and was just shaking his head in just disbelief at how much the community and his family are trying to do," says Juli.
The benefit concert will be Sunday, March 3rd at the Abode Venue. For more information, click here.
To donate to Detective Young's family, you can visit this website. Just indicate that your donation is for Detective Young.