Chris Coxton Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Christopher Lee Coxton was accidentally killed while practicing with his revolver while serving as a Deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. A memorial trust was established in Chris’s memory by Benny G. Coxton, Judith W. Abernethy, Barbara Pickens and other family and friends and transferred to the Gaston College Foundation for the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund in Chris’ memory. The award is given to residents in Lincoln County enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program or in the Basic Law Enforcement Training program. If no BLET students qualify for the scholarship in any given semester, a Gaston College BLET graduate from Lincoln County currently pursuing a Degree in Criminal Justice at Gaston College may be considered. Students may only be awarded this scholarship once.

The Family of Chris Coxton