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TUPELO, Miss. (FOX13) -

Sergeant Gale Stauffer and Officer Joseph Maher were shot last month while responding to a bank robbery in Tupelo, Miss.

Tupelo police say Mario Edward Garnett, 40, robbed a bank and later shot and killed Sgt. Gale Stauffer.  His partner, Joseph Maher was critically injured but has since been released from the hospital.

Now the community is stepping up to show its support for the families behind those brave men. Saturday, there will be a benefit to help the families of both officers in the healing process.

TFW Wrestling will hold a wrestling event at the Lee Center on Highway 278 in Tupelo, Miss. There will also be music and food. Tickets are $7.00, and all proceeds will go to Officer Maher and Sergeant Stauffer's family.

Bank Corp South will match all of the donations up to ten thousand dollars. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

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