GULF SHORES, Ala.—Wanda Williams of Jacksonville, Ala., was the winner of a raffle of a three-night stay at an Orange Beach condo provided by Meyer Vacation Rentals to the Alabama Chapter of the Concerns of Police Survivors
The raffle was a fundraiser for the organization that helps promote healing of fallen police officers' families.
Williams herself was touched by tragedy. She is the mother to Deputy Jailor Timothy Williams of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office who died tragically while transporting an inmate in December 2001. Deputy Williams was 21 years old. His only child, not born at the time, will be enjoying the weekend at the beach with her grandmother.
"Meyer Vacation Rentals is pleased to bring joy to a family that was torn apart just before the holidays in 2001," said Meyer Vacation Rentals President Michelle Hodges.
"Alabama Concerns of Police Survivors is so grateful to Meyer Vacation Rentals for their support of our state chapter as we, survivors of fallen officers ourselves, work had to rebuild shattered lives of others whose officers died doing their jobs," said Cindy Hatcher Warren of C.O.P.S.