Show Runtime: 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission
Content Warning: mentions of suicide and death.
The Capital Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are proud to present Backseat Revival in concert. Backseat Revival is a Raleigh-based Alt Country/Rockabilly duo with Wyatt Crabtree as the lead singer playing guitar and Mike Anderson on drums and percussion. Backseat covers the classics but love to write their own material. They’ve played in bands who have shared the stage with the Black Crowes, Hootie & the Blowfish, Widespread Panic, The Romantics, and Toad the Wet Sprocket and have been active in the North Carolina music scene since 1985. Wyatt and Mike formed Backseat Revival early in 2019 and have played several successful shows in and around the Raleigh area. For more on the band, please visit their website at www.backseatrevival.com.
100% of the net proceeds of this concert will go to support the Police Benevolent Foundation. The Police Benevolent Foundation is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization established by the Southern States Police Benevolent Association (SSPBA) in 2005. SSPBA is a professional law enforcement organization that has been serving its membership for decades. The PBF provides funding to support SSPBA member benefits. They have over 15,000 members in North Carolina as part of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and members with each agency in Wake County. The PBF provides financial support for the families of fallen law enforcement officers whose deaths occur in the line of duty. In the event of a death in the line of duty, the federal government and most states provide a death benefit that will help families recover; but it may take up to a year or more before the request goes through the channels necessary to reach the family of the slain officer. In the meantime, the family has to suffer not only the death, but also financial hardship. The SSPBA accidental death benefit program provides a timely payment to a member’s family worth one year’s salary, up to $70,000. Donations to the Police Benevolent Foundation help to supplement the cost of this much-needed benefit. The PBF funds scholarships for children of law enforcement officers.
The PBF and SSPBA help to bridge the gap with scholarships for deserving students of law enforcement families and those pursuing degrees in criminology. Through donations from individuals and businesses, the Foundation assists SSPBA in its efforts to support families with education expenses. The high cost of providing continued education for children is often out of reach for many American families.
The PBF educates law enforcement officers and their families about the dangers of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome & Suicide Prevention.
Research shows that the biggest threat to an officer’s career may be the officer himself. Each year more than 100 officers die in the line of duty; the suicide rate is double that amount. The CDC and suicide researchers rank law enforcement suicide among the highest segment in the nation. Job-related stress is a major contributing factor that affects the high rate of suicide in the profession. Behind the Badge is the PBF’s initiative established to combat law enforcement officer suicide.For more information about the Police Benevolent Foundation visit their website at www.pbfi.org.