About Deputy Howell

On Saturday, August 15, 2015 Deputy Carl Howell, a United States Marine and Deputy Sheriff with the Carson City Sheriff’s Department, responded to a Domestic Violence call where he was killed in the line of duty. Deputy Howell died a hero, protecting and serving our community. He left behind a wife and four children now ages 8-13.

About His Memorial Event

A music festival, fundraiser, and memorial event will be held by The Last Response Memorial Fund around the second anniversary of Deputy Howell’s death on August 19, 2017. The event will serve as a fundraiser for Deputy Howell’s children and all proceeds will be placed into a trust fund for their benefit.

The memorial event will include:

  • Family Activities, including Face Painting
  • Multiple Musical Performances
  • Show-and-Shine
  • Silent Auction
  • Much More…


Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, while children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available for purchase in Carson City at Battle Born Harley, A to Zen, Hydra’s Lair, and Retro Replay. Tickets are also available for purchase in Reno at Recycled Records.

You can also buy tickets online here.


These performers have graciously agreed to play a concert benefiting Deputy Howell’s children. Please check back regularly as our lineup grows and evolves. All performers are subject to change

Ty Herndon is a master of the ties that bind. The Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning recording artist has the ability to connect with an audience far beyond his onstage performance.

Herndon made his chart debut in 1995 with “What Mattered Most,” which became his first No. 1 song. Between 1995 and 2002, Herndon charted 17 singles, including his three No.1s and numerous top 10 hits, such as “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On,” and “Hands of a Working Man.” He topped the charts in 1996 with the single “Living in a Moment” and again in 1998 with “It Must Be Love.”

In November of 2014, Ty Herndon became the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay. Shortly after, he made history when he hosted the first-of- its-kind country music event, titled The Concert for Love and Acceptance. Using his celebrity influence for the better good, Herndon is in the planning stages of a new coalition called RALY, (Rescue A Life Y’all) to help save lives and raise awareness for those with addiction or identity issues. A philanthropist at heart, Herndon has also donated his time to organizations such as the Trevor Project, Make A Wish, St. Jude, GLAAD, HRC and Feed the Children.

Herndon recently debuted songs from his new album, “House on Fire”, to enthusiastic fans in London as the headliner for the Nashville Meets London festival, an appearance that led to international radio airplay and expansive media coverage. “House on Fire”, the much-anticipated, full-length album, will be released on Nov. 11, with pre-order starting Oct 14.



Rednex has lasted on the charts for over 20 years and sold more than 11 million records thanks to a dozen Top 10 hits, including their first release, “Cotton Eye Joe”.

The follow-up releases also achieved significant success, including 4 other million-selling releases, and led to Rednex, for example, spending more weeks (25) at top of the German singles chart than any other act of the last 30 years, thanks to hits such as ‘Wish You Were Here” and ‘Spirit Of The Hawk”.

Being alone in their own unique and homemade genre has also made them popular in other media as they have been featured with various songs in 5 major Hollywood-productions and 5 high-profile nationwide TV-commercials, all within in the last 6 years.


Prezident Brown

Repeatedly selected as “The Most Conscious Artist” by the Jamaican Federation of Musicians, Prezident Brown combines Jamaican reggae, hip hop, and tribal influences to create a sound like no other.


Trey Stone

Grammy nominated pioneer of 70’s Soul funk and one of the most sought out performers in Tahoe



A local Carson City band that enjoys entertaining you with a mix of rock, funk, reggae, and punk


Tom Daw

A top Las Vegas comedian and Larry the Cable Guy impersonator who donates a lot of his time to help charities



Musicole with Michael Coleman is a hard working cover band with dedicated musician members. Their show pulls from all styles of music.


Canyon White

Voted Reno News & Review 2015 and 2016 Best Local Musician and Best Local Songwriter


Southbound Train

Southbound Train hails from Carson City, Nevada and plays a mix of blues, country, rock, and southern rock


Voodoo Cats

Voodoo Cats are life-long friends that started playing music together in 1986. They have opened up for Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Black Crowes.


Mo'z Motley Blues

A blues-rock-dance & original band from the Reno-Carson area. Their shows are audience driven, high energy, fun for all


Giants of Zen

The Giants of Zen are an acoustic duo, featuring the sty-lings of Mike Epps and Chris Harris.



Patrick Kilpatrick – Master of Ceremonies

The Master of Ceremonies for this event will be Patrick Kilpatrick. He is one of the finest screen/television character actors of his generation and has played against a spectrum of Hollywood’s leading action heroes. Kilpatrick’s entertainment career has spanned more than 120 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screen writer, director, film fund raiser, on camera host, global entertainment teacher and journalist – from Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report with Tom Cruise to Titanic’s James Cameron’s Dark Angel to Public Broadcasting, from Broadway and the West End of London to global streaming TV/radio.

Patrick Kilpatrick


Battle Born Harley-Davidson® has kindly agreed to host this event. Located at 2900 Research Way Carson City, NV, Battle Born Harley-Davidson® is the largest motorcycle shop in Northern Nevada

Battle Born Harley Davidson

Battle Born Harley-Davidson®

Battle Born Harley-Davidson® is a Family owned & operated business servicing the greater Carson City, Gardnerville, Fallon, Tahoe, Reno and Sparks area. Here at our dealership, we make customer satisfaction our #1 goal, and we are the largest motorcycle dealership in Northern Nevada. We are your one stop shop for all your motorcycling needs, we have all the Genuine Motor Parts for your Street™, Sportster®, Dyna®, Softail® and CVO™; MotorClothes®, Factory Trained and Certified Service Technicians and Motorcycle Financing that you may need. Finding the right vehicle with us is guaranteed. You won’t find better sales or service with any other Reno or Northern California Dealer. Unsure about your credit? Battle Born Harley-Davidson® works with you to provide financing options. Whether you’re searching for new or used motorcycle online, or visiting us at 2900 Research Way Carson City, NV 89706, we believe that motorcycle buying should be done your way. We can’t wait to show you why making us your Nevada dealer is the right choice. In addition, our services and vehicles are extended to Reno riders, so stop by today! Located at 2900 Research Way Carson City, NV, Battle Born Harley-Davidson® is a beautiful 40,000 sq. ft. store under one roof, to better serve our customers. Active Duty Military, ask us about or complimentary Storage Plan for Deployed Service Members.


The following sponsors proudly support our benefit concert benefiting Deputy Howell’s children.

Battle Born Harley Davidson
Zadra Design
Gary Sinise Foundation
Giants of Zen
Retro Replay
Western Nevada Supply


The following special guests have confirmed that they will be attending this memorial fundraiser event. Many of them will be available for meet-and-greets and other activities.

Ron Knecht

Ron Knecht

Nevada State Controller
Jim Wheeler

Jim Wheeler

Nevada Assemblyman

Dan Schwartz

Nevada Treasurer


The following notable attendees come to us from the entertainment industry. Many of them will be available for meet-and-greets and other activities.

James Huling

CBS’ Big Brother (Seasons 17-18)

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

MMA Heavyweight Champion

Michael Pare


Joseph Walsh

Former Illinois Congressman
Host of the Joe Walsh Show

Corey Brooks

CBS’ Big Brother (Seasons 18)

Jack Waggon

Actor, Producer, retired Law Enforcement Officer


To sponsor or volunteer for this event, to make a donation to The Last Response Memorial Fund, or for media inquiries, please use the contact information below

Email Address



(775) 400-0126


1820 N. Winnie Lane
Carson City, Nevada 89703

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The following people are donating a great deal of their personal time and energy to make this event  happen and to raise money for Deputy Howell’s children.

Don Alexander

President, The Last Response Memorial Fund
Event Director

Don Alexander is a Carson City resident who recently founded The Last Response Memorial Fund to help give back to the families of First Responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Don is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the prestigious Order of the Arrow. Don is also a graduate of the Rapport School of Leadership Development and a certified Wicklander-Zulawski and Reed Investigator, Interviewer and Interrogator.

For the past 18 years he has worked in the private sector in the Loss Prevention field working closely with local, state and Federal Law Enforcement Officers on a wide variety of cases. Don also is an experienced Organized Retail Crime Investigator (ORC).

Working closely with Law Enforcement for a number of years Don wanted to find a way to help and give back to those who serve and protect, the people he has come to admire the most.

Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander

Deputy Event Director

Beaux Blair

Deputy Event Director

David Colborne

Deputy Event Director
Maya Keller

Maya Keller

Fixed Operations Director for Battle Born Harley Davidson®

Andre’ Haynes

Professional Advisor

Tonja Brown

Board Member