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Fundraiser for Fallen GST Brother

November 5, 2014

Senior Deputy Daniel McSkimming recently suffered a life-changing injury while working a patrol shift in the City of Carpinteria, and as result, he was forced to undergo treatment that placed him into a medically induced coma for many days. During this ordeal his family has been forced to endure months of hospitalization, surgical procedures, and many sleepless nights. While SrDep. McSkimming is fighting through his injury, his road to recovery will likely be long and full of challenges; physical, mental, and financial. In an effort to lighten the financial burden that the McSkimming family will be forced to bear in the coming weeks and months, the SBSET Support Foundation is asking for donations to the McSkimming family to help ease their financial burden during Dan's transition to recovery. These tax-deductible donations will be made to the SBSET Support Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, on behalf of the McSkimming Family.

SrDep. McSkimming has been a member of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department for over 16 years, prior to which he worked in juvenile probation. During his long career with the Sheriff's Department, SrDep. McSkimming has worked in a variety of assignments throughout the southern portion of Santa Barbara County. These assignments include south county patrol, SWAT, forensics, gang suppression, the training bureau, and a stint as a Tac Officer at the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center's Law Enforcement Academy. SrDep. McSkimming's presence in these different assignments has had a tremendous impact on our community, our organization, profession, and his many friends and colleagues throughout the Tri-Counties.

To read a news story on SrDep. McSkimming, click here.

There will be a benefit held in Santa Barbara in February 21, 2015. There will be a large raffle for law enforcement only, giving away law enforcement items, firearms, defensive tactics training, tactical wear, etc. If you would like more information on the benefit. Click on the links below to learn more about donating to the fundraiser.

McSkimming Donation Cover Letter
McSkimming Donation Request

If you would like to make a financial contributions are being organized by the Santa Barbara Special Enforcement Team Support Foundation, which has raised almost $33,000 of a $50,000 goal. Those wishing to donate can do so online at