CS Shooting Update, Wednesday 5:00 p.m.: Crime Victims Compensation Office in Town Thursday & FridayFeatured Stories, News Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Update at 5:00 p.m.:
Officer Rhonda Seaton of the College Station Police Department says representatives of the Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) program will be in town Thursday and Friday, each day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Seaton also says law enforcement officers could finish up gathering evidence at 211 Fidelity on Thursday afternoon.
Details of the Crime Victims Compensation Office in College Station courtesy of College Station Police:
The CVC is a resource to crime victims throughout the State of Texas. One purpose of the fund is to reimburse innocent victims for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of violent crime.
The Crime Victims’ Compensation Program is administered by the Office of the Attorney General in Austin and is dedicated to ensuring that victims of violent crime are provided financial assistance for crime-related expenses that cannot be reimbursed by insurance or other sources.
The College Station Police Department Victim Services, along with local advocates and representatives from the Crime Victim Compensation Program in Austin will be at the College Station Police Department on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17 from 10:00am – 4:00pm to assist residents in College Station with applying for Crime Victim Compensation. Potentially eligible recipients need to be directly involved with the actual offense that occurred on August 13th, 2012, involving the active shooter on Fidelity Street in College Station. Applicants can apply for counseling as well as other crime related out-of pocket expenses.
For affected community members that are not eligible for Crime Victim Compensation benefits, other support resources will be available at the police department. For more information, please stop by College Station Police Department and request to speak to victim services. The Victim Services representatives request that possible victims ask any eligibility questions in person, however if you cannot come to the police department during the above reference times, you can call Kendra Watson 979-764-5004. Representatives will be away from the phone most of the day so please leave a message and they will return your call as soon as possible.
Update at 2:15 p.m.:
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) _ A Central Texas police officer wounded in a deadly gun battle is out of the hospital as mourners prepare to remember a slain constable.
A spokeswoman at College Station Medical Center said Wednesday that Officer Justin Oehlke has been discharged.
Other officers fatally shot Thomas Caffall. A bystander checking some property, Chris Northcliffe, was also shot to death.
Oehlke was among three College Station officers and a female bystander who were wounded. The other officers were treated for gun shrapnel and released Monday.
Hospital officials Wednesday did not immediately update the condition of Barbara Holdsworth of Houston, who has a shoulder wound.
From the City of College Station:
Due to this week’s tragic events, the schedule for College Station City Council budget workshops has changed. Workshops scheduled for Aug. 16 and 17 have been canceled. The new schedule calls for workshops on Monday, Aug. 20, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. If needed, an additional budget workshop will occur prior to the City Council’s Thursday, Aug. 23 meetings.
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