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Woman Who Reported Matthew Will Be Recognized

Woman Who Reported Matthew Will Be Recognized

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WINA recently reported on Cheryl Bean’s mission to thank another Texas woman for calling police when she recognized Jesse Matthew on an isolated Texas beach. A Texas House resolution is currently under draft, with formal recognition of her service just around the corner. Karen, who asks to only be identified by her first name for now, said learning of it last week took her breath away.

“You know, to me, it was just kind of an unexpected event in my day. Wow!” she says. “I didn’t think it would ever, ever come to that. I just don’t know how to think of all that, but it’s fantastic. I’ve never even met her. We’ve just talked on the phone.”

But it doesn’t stop there. Cheryl Bean has also started a fundraiser at http://www.gofundme.com/ofdttg/. Karen says any money raised will go toward her and her three sons’ college tuitions.

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