PRESTONSBURG – A video game release last Thursday, was used to help honor and show appreciation for a Prestonsburg Police Officer recently wounded in the line of duty.
Dozens of people descended on Glen View Plaza in Prestonsburg on November 5 for the midnight release of a fan favorite video game; “Call of Duty: Black Ops III.”
The event was coordinated with the city of Prestonsburg to help block off the parking lot and featured performances by the Big Sandy Singers, Cody Morgan, Tim Elkins, and Troy Burchett.
During the event, the crowd took time out to honor Prestonsburg Police Officer Adam Dixon, who had been wounded in the line of duty the week before. Mayor Les Stapleton said at the event that Adam was a gamer and spends a lot of time at Gamestop, and that the people there wanted to recognize him for his service.
“They wanted to show him respect and honor him a little bit,” said Stapleton to the crowd. “You know two weeks ago he was shot when confronting a perpetrator. Adam spent a little over 24 hours in the hospital, and he came back out, and Adam has been spending a lot of time at home, so I’m sure he is looking for ways to occupy his time.”
Dixon was summoned to the stage as the crowd cheered and presented with a free copy of the video game.
During the event, free food and drinks were provided, and the store also had several giveaways as the night progressed. “Call of Duty” is a franchise series of first-person-shooter video games developed by Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games. As of April of this year, the Call of Duty series has sold over 175 million copies, and earned more than $10 billion.
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