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Kindness Comes From Far & Wide For Local Family In Need

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A priceless memento and connection to their dead loved one is gone for now but support is coming from far and wide. A priceless memento and connection to their dead loved one is gone for now but support is coming from far and wide.
KENNEWICK, WA - A priceless memento and connection to their dead loved one is gone for now but support is coming from far and wide.

After reporting a tragic loss for a Kennewick family NBC Right Now can now report some better news.

It was just after Christmas when we first reported Lockard family lost the axe given to Hanford fire fighters for their service in memory of their loved one Chris Lockard. The hope was that someone in our area might find the axe or return it but so far it's still missing.

Hanford Local IAFF I-24 is helping by offering a $500 dollar reward for information about the axe. A single donor matched that amount Monday so now a total of $1,000 will be rewarded.

"You feel for the family that's lost so much in such a short period of time. It makes us feel good too that everybody has been picking up and responding to this. I know that there was probably like over 3,000 shares last I'd looked on Facebook from what I could count," said Rad Howard, a family friend and previous shift-mate of Lockard's. 

The story that we first posted online was shared to the International Association of Fire Fighters Facebook page. Fire Fighters out of Los Angeles that know the original manufacturers of the axes are offering an exact replica complete with engraving to the family if the original can't be found. Family friends say obviously this very kind gesture is a plan B if the original can't be returned.


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