First Responders
Deputy Byrd BLET Scholarship
First Responders
North Carolina
Created February 2nd, 2023

Wake County Deputy Sheriff Ned Byrd was shot and killed while on patrol shortly after 11:00 pm on August 11, 2022 while investigating suspicious activity en-route to K-9 training. Deputy Byrd was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Wake County Sheriff's Office for 13 years.

Back the Blue NC initially raised money for Byrd’s family, but they returned it and asked the funds instead to be used to help someone else. We have decided, with the family's blessing and support, to partner with Wake Tech Community College to put one students through basic law enforcement training each academy class (two a year). This mission was just announced at an official presentation at the Wake County Sheriff's Office on 02/01/2023. 

Deputy Byrd's partner K-9 Deputy Richardson stated after the announcement, "If you knew Ned, that’s him. He was always about teaching that next person, taking that time and caring about folks and it’s just so fitting for him to be the one to pass on to future generations."

With this scholarship fund, Back The Blue NC intends to keep Deputy Byrd's name and legacy alive and to help fund future Law Enforcement Officers who otherwise may not be able to afford basic law enforcement training. 

Back The Blue NC has already raised $6,771 for the scholarship fund, which would sponsor four recruits through future academy classes. It is our goal to be able to increase the number of quality candidates we can fund who will in turn contribute to the safety of our community and carry on Byrd's legacy. 

100% of proceeds will be placed into the Ned Byrd BLET Scholarship fund for future candidates. 

Donations & Comments

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Jennifer Houchens
Jennifer Houchens donated $50
1 year ago
Alan Moore
Alan Moore donated $100
1 year ago
Pamela Phillips
Pamela Phillips donated $50

RIP, Sir. Thank you for your service.

1 year ago
Robert Kimble
Robert Kimble donated $25

good cause

1 year ago
Deputy Byrd BLET Scholarship
$225 raised of $5,000 goal
4 Donations
Campaign Organizer
Back The Blue NC, Inc.
Campaign Beneficiary
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Back The Blue NC, Inc.
Fundraiser Stats
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