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Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Us


Making Change Possible

81s Heroes was formed in honor of our fallen hero, Sr. Patrolman Sherman O. Benys, Jr., KPD Badge No. 81, whom we lost in the line of duty on November 4, 2021. 


The organization, 81s Heroes, was named to commemorate ALL those that were engaged on that catastrophic day. It is they who have given us the strength to continue to “Make It Happen.” They will Forever be 81s Heroes. 









Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our Law Enforcement face daily, 81s Heroes is dedicated to making a lasting impact. 81s Heroes supports first responders in Kingsville, Texas and Kleberg County with equipment, training, counseling and other immediate financial hardships to ensure the community takes care of those taking care of them.


Police Week 2023

Remembering the Fallen, Honoring Those Who Serve! 

During Police Week May 14th-May 20th, 81s Heroes delivered BBQ meals to The Kingsville Police Department and The Kleberg County Sheriff's Office. We are so grateful for how they have stood by us and supported us. Thank you for your continuous and diligent service to our community.

January 2023

81's Heroes donated just over $2,500 to the Kingsville Police Department. The money will be used to purchase over 100 tourniquets for the department. 

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Inaugural Golf Tournament 2023

August 26, 2023

Kingsville, Texas – 81’s Heroes will host its second annual Golfing for Heroes golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 26, at L.E. Ramey Golf Course. An 8:30am shotgun start will kick off a 2-Man Scramble with cash prizes for the top teams.

Tournament entry is $100 per player and hole sponsorships are available starting at $300.


Contact Ben Benys at 361-522-4158 or e-mail for registration and sponsorship details.

“Last year our community came out strong to support the inaugural golf tournament and our first responders. This year our goal is to double the participation and support,” said Vicki Benys, executive director and board president. She further added, “When my husband Sherman was shot and killed in the line of duty, it was community support that pulled my family and I through. I want to provide resources that may prevent another death, and make the job easier for first responders and their families.”


Become an annual donor for $81 a year and support our community heroes. Your contributions will fund equipment and training needs, counseling or other immediate financial hardships that would not otherwise be possible under the city or county budgets. As a member, you will receive a decal to proudly display your support, as well as a commemorative coin for all founding members. Lifetime memberships available for $810.


Make a difference today.

Your one-time donation will support our efforts to respond to the needs of our first responders in Kingsville, Texas, and Kleberg County. As a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, your donations are tax deductible, subject to any limitations applicable to a particular taxpayer.



PO Box F Kingsville, TX 78364


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