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Second Annual Trooper Robert Gillespie Softball Tournament May 11-12

Last updated on Friday, March 15, 2013

(BEDFORD) - The Bedford Parks Department announces the 2nd Annual Trooper Robert Gillespie Softball Tournament May 11 -12.

The tournament is open to all law enforcement and fire departments.

The fee to enter is $175.

The tournament is ASA sanctioned and the three-game format and will be held at Murray Park.

The deadline to register is May 3. All proceeds will go to the Robert Gillespie Scholarship Fund.

Trooper Gillespie, from Bedford was killed in the line of duty June 8, 1962 while en-route to Mitchell responding to a call of assistance. Gillespie who was traveling at a high-rate of speed with his lights and siren on was forced from the roadway when a pickup truck slowed in front of him.

Leaving the highway to avoid the truck, Trooper Gillespie swerved back on the highway to avoid another car in his path and that is when his patrol car was hit by yet another vehicle.

Trooper Gillespie died as a result of injuries he suffered in the crash.

To register a team contact the Bedford Parks Department at 812-275-5692

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