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Video: Local Volunteers work to Renovate the Home of Police Officer’s Widow

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TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — Preliminary work is underway on a project that will renovate the home of the Tupelo woman whose husband was killed by a bank robber two days before Christmas.

Crews are getting ready to lay the foundation for a 900 square foot addition to Beth Stauffer’s home in the Joyner neighborhood.Her husband, Sergeant Gale Stauffer was ambushed December 23rd by a bank robber in Tupelo. Last month, a project called “Build for Beth” was launched, which will renovate the Stauffers’ home. On March 22nd, volunteers from around the area and the country will begin work on the renovation project.

“For people to take time out of their day and say ‘ I don’t know this person but i want to help her, they’re being led by God and it’s more than them, so I’m excited to meet all these new people, all the people i’ve met have been just wonderful , and I know that they were put in my life for a reason and so I’m excited.”

This coming Saturday, crews will volunteer to remove trees from the Pontotoc home of Officer Joseph Maher, who was also shot December 23rd.

Maher continues to recover from his wounds.