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'Superhero Saturday' to benefit Liquori Tate Foundation

The event will benefit the Liquori Tate foundation. Source: WDAM The event will benefit the Liquori Tate foundation. Source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Pine Belt area law enforcement officers will gather with comic book and TV cartoon fans Saturday to raise money for a foundation that honors a Hattiesburg police officer killed in the line of duty.

The second annual "Superhero Saturday" will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at JavaWerks Coffeehouse.

It will raise money for the Liquori Tate Memorial Foundation.

Tate and fellow officer Benjamin Deen were were shot and killed during a traffic stop on May 9, 2015.

Organizers said 'Superhero Saturday' is a Touch-a-Truck-style event, giving children a chance to view police and other emergency vehicles up close.

They also said characters from cartoon TV shows like "Scooby-Doo" and "Captain America" will also attend.

Another "Superhero Saturday" event to benefit the Hattiesburg Fire Department Benevolent Fund is being planned for mid-August.

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