Chris Fried

Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

It could definitely be deemed the largest outpouring of support Delta County has seen in a very long time. The Fried’s Friends Benefit including chili and stew supper and auction held this past Saturday evening in Cooper netted over $27,000 for Game Warden Chris Fried, who has extensive medical expenses following a gunshot wound he sustained while at the Wildlife Management Area in December.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 was proclaimed Chris Fried Day by both Delta County and the City of Cooper.

UPDATE:  Two men have been arrested and booked into the Delta County Jail in Cooper in connection with the shooting of Chris Fried, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden this evening.

Charged were Eli Stephens, 18, and Dalton Haddix, 21, both of Illinois. Stephens has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Haddix was charged with failure to report a felony, a Class A misdemeanor.