Campbell Clinic to increase security at all locations in wake of fatal shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - In the wake of a fatal shooting at their clinic in Collierville, Campbell Clinic is increasing security at all of its locations.
A statement was released Thursday afternoon on the loss of Dr. Mauck:
Two days after Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Benjamin Mauck was shot and killed at a Collierville medical clinic, Mauck’s family attorney, Blanchard E. Tual, released a statement on behalf of the family:
“Thank you for the outpouring of love and support from throughout the Mid-South, along with the medical community around the globe. Our family is grateful for the kind words and stories that continue to be shared. These are a testament to the positive impact Ben made on his patients, his colleagues, and our community.
This week, a senseless act of violence took an incredible person from us. Ben was a surgeon, husband, father, son, brother, mentor, and friend. As we grieve this tragedy, our family is choosing to focus on the positive contributions Ben made to the world, personally and professionally.
Amid his professional contributions, Ben remained a family man, first and foremost. He and his wife cherished their beloved children and spent many special moments with family and friends.
Again, thank you for your support and outpouring of love. We appreciate the space to grieve privately and ask that you give us grace during this incredibly difficult time.”
The man accused of killing Mauck appeared in court Thursday morning. Larry Pickens, 29 is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $1.2 million.
Collierville Municipal Court Judge, Lee Ann Dobson told Pickens during his arraignment she wanted to give him time to hire an attorney. Judge Dobson says an attorney will be appointed to Pickens at his next court date if he doesn’t return with one.
Pickens is due back in court on July 20.
Friends and patients remember Dr. Ben Mauck as a healthcare hero and his natural gifts and ability to care for his patients are what made him stand out.
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