Community Benefit Concert Event
On June 9, 2020, Officer Mark Priebe’s life was changed forever when he was struck by a vehicle outside of police headquarters in Springfield, MO. Officer Priebe suffered extensive, life-changing injuries that will require a considerable amount of medical care.
Unfortunately, Officer Priebe’s wife, Heather, was diagnosed with cancer in 2019 and has been undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments, including a planned surgery in July. These treatments have left her immune system compromised, making it difficult for her to work during the COVID-19 crisis. Officer Priebe has been Heather’s supporter, cheerleader, and nurse during this difficult time for his family.
Mark and Heather had recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Together, they have a 9-year old daughter and 15-year old son. The Priebe family are actively involved in their community. They have dedicated the last 10 years assisting the Special Olympics in a number of ways, including planning and participating in events, helping with the Missouri Special Olympics State Games and even represented our community at the World Special Olympics.
It has been wonderful to see our community bring tremendous support over the past couple weeks for the Priebe family, and this event allows everyone the opportunity to continue contributing while enjoying a relaxing evening in the park listening to fabulous live music.
Please note, this is an outdoor event. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. This allows attendees to practice safe, social distancing while adhering to local and CDC guidelines.
No consumption of alcohol allowed. No animals unless service animals. No fireworks. On-site first aid available. Traffic control and crowd security provided by the Republic Police Department.