Police officers host event to benefit veteran suicide awareness

On average, 22 veterans commit suicide every day.

Two New Bedford police officers are hosting a fun summer event to raise awareness of that sad statistic.

Officers Jared Lucas and Donald Williams are hosting a pub crawl starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 11 to benefit Mission 22, a veterans’ organization that promotes suicide awareness for veterans.

The pub crawl starts at Rose Alley Ale House, 94 Front St., then heads to Slainte, Moby Dick Brewery, Pour Farm Tavern and Greasy Luck Brewery.

Tickets to attend are $22 and include a T-shirt. 

Participants will spend an hour at each location. A raffle will be held at each establishment.

For more information, call 508-965-2464 or 508-789-8239.