ICED EARTH frontman Matt Barlow — who works as a police officer in Georgetown, Delaware — has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:"Brothers and sisters,
"I am writing to you on this, one of the saddest days of my life. "Last night I was called into work with the Georgetown Police Department. I then found out that two of my brother officers had been shot in the line of duty. Corporal Shawn Brittingham was wounded and Patrolman Chad Spicer had been shot and killed. "Chad was one of the kindest people I have ever known and he will be terribly missed by all of us. He leaves behind his mother and father and his three-year-old daughter, Aubrey. "I would implore anyone who can, please make a donation to a trust that has been set up in Aubrey's name.
"All contributions can be sent to: Aubrey Spicer Trust
c/o Norman E. Spicer
Wilmington Trust Bank
139 S. State St.
Dover DE 19901 "Or any Wilmington Trust Bank. "Please keep these two officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers!" For more information on the above-mentioned shooting incident, go to WBOC.com.