Second Annual 'Que For The Blue' held for fallen and injured first responders

The ' Que For The Blue' fundraiser began as a one time effort to do something more for San Antonio's first responders and especially for the law enforcement community after the death of Detective Benjamin Marconi.

Que For The Blue began as a one-time effort to do something more for San Antonio's law enforcement community after the death of Detective Benjamin Marconi. 

The idea has now marked its second year with what is now an annual event.

As the San Antonio Police Pipes and Drums played on and phones captured the beat of the drums with the beating of their hearts, San Antonio remembered those that were lost but not forgotten this past year, including Officer Miguel Moreno, and firefighter Scott Deem.

"This year we are going to donate to the 100 Club in honor and memory of Officer Moreno and firefighter Deem because they did such a wonderful job for the families of those guys," said Sean Hay, the founder of Que For The Blue. 

Hay said we can't forget about the injured and their families as well. 

"Financially the best scenario is a worst-case scenario," Hay said. "They still have mortgages, they still have bills. The banks don't care, they still have to get things paid for."

This year Que For The Blue is also focusing on raising money for injured officers Julio Cavazos and Nathan Becerra, as well as firefighter Brad Phipps, with this annual barbecue plate sale. 

"Our heart goes out to them and you feel almost a sense of helplessness like God I wish we could do so much more I really could," Hay said.

"When you have one that is injured or fallen in the line of duty it is a genuine heartbreaker, and feels like it's a loss of a member of our family," Santikos CEO David Holmes said.

Last year's Que for the Blue raised over $40,000. This year, they are hoping that number goes up even higher. 

"We understand that we have ways to go but we are going to get there, to where we can show up in those families in their time of need and help them financially," Hay said.

Helping them get back on their feet and back to doing what they love the most.

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