||The 3rd annual Big Guns in Cowtown fundraising event will take place Thursday, April 24, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 812 Main Street, in downtown Fort Worth. All event proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation and its mission to recognize and promote professionalism and excellence among Fort Worth Police Officers. The third edition of Big Guns in Cowtown will welcome back event host Hal Jay, host of the WBAP Morning News, alongside other celebrity “big guns” including TCU head football coach Gary Patterson and professional shotgun shooter and Team Beretta USA superstar Travis Mears. Mayor Betsy Price and “Top Cop”, Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead will also be in attendance. The evening’s celebrity bartenders will include Fritz Rahr, founder and owner of Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, and Troy Robertson, distiller and proprietor of Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. Guests will sip fine spirits, beer and wine, dine on hors d’oeuvres and peruse a gallery of Beretta shotguns, luxury watches and other “big boys toys.” The event’s agenda also includes raffle prize drawings and a live auction presented by auctioneer Matt Blevins. “We’ve been very blessed to garner such wonderful support for the brave men and women of the Fort Worth Police Department. Big Guns in Cowtown has grown into a fun and special way to back the blue while providing needed dollars to enhance safety in our city,” said Jeff Bryan, retired Fort Worth Police officer and event spokesman. Event tickets cost $250 per person, and can be purchased online at www.FWPoliceAwards.org or by contacting Jeff Bryan at 817-925-3187 or Bryan@FWPoliceAwards.org. The 2014 Big Guns in Cowtown is presented by Beretta. Supporting sponsors include the Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation’s Panther Club, Haltom’s Fine Jewelers, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, TXU Energy, QUANTUM Mechanical Services, Inc., Autobahn Motorcar Group, and Retriever Sporting Clays, Inc. ABOUT BIG GUNS IN COWTOWN Big Guns in Cowtown is an annual fundraiser benefiting the Fort Worth Police Department. It is produced by the Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1981 to support local police and recognize excellence in performance with the ultimate goal being a reduction in crime. For more information, visit www.FWPoliceAwards.org.