The First Responder Whiskey Society has partnered with the Denham Springs Union of Police to release this memorial bottle honoring fallen Corporal Shawn Kelly. 100% of the net proceeds to FRWS from the sale of this bottle will go back to support his family.
Corporal Shawn Kelly succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on May 11th, 2023, after responding to a disorderly subject call at the Spring Park Plaza in the 2300 block of South Range Road at about 4:30 pm.
A man had been involved in several road rage incidents in the area and was arguing with a woman he did not know in the parking lot of the shopping center. Corporal Kelly was working a traffic assignment but responded to the scene because patrol officers were on other calls. As he and another officer arrived at the scene the man opened fire from his car, striking Corporal Kelly multiple times.
The man fled but was shot and killed by a Livingston Parish sheriff's deputy after he approached the deputy while holding a gun.
Corporal Kelly was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition until succumbing to his wounds 22 days later on June 2nd, 2023.
Corporal Kelly had served with the Denham Springs Police Department for four years. He had previously served with the Louisiana Department of Corrections and had a total of 29 years of law enforcement service. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
This commemorative bottle of whiskey has been created by Liberty Call Distilling in San Diego California. The company is marine owned and a friend to all first responders. The bottle boasts superior quality work compared to other engravings because it is sandblasted, not just etched. The whiskey is a delicious straight bourbon aged a minimum of 3 years, then double aged for a minimum of 6 months in small charred oak barrels.
The bottles can be shipped across the United States except for the restricted states of Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Utah, and Virginia.
Please allow 7 to 10 business days for processing and 3 to 5 business days for shipping as each bottle is custom-made per order.
First Responder Whiskey Society
The First Responder Whiskey Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3)(EIN #87-3987483) charity with one mission: to support first responders and their families in times of need. The charity has a membership of 8000+ police, fire, military, medical, and family members from primarily the United States and other parts of the world. The values that guide our organization are camaraderie, loyalty, mental and physical wellness, and responsible consumption. Our motto of "Service Through Spirits" is something we take seriously. We prioritize charity and our members above all else and always strive to do things ethically because it is the right thing to do.
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