SMITHSBURG ? Kathy Boyd didn't know Smithsburg Police Officer Christopher Shane Nicholson personally, but her 15-year-old son Jeremy did from after-school contact at Smithsburg High School.
On Friday night, the school's show choir ? including Jeremy Boyd ? put on a special benefit concert in memory of Nicholson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Dec. 19.
Money collected in a basket Friday was earmarked for a scholarship fund in Nicholson's name at Williamsport High School, as well as a college fund for the children of Alison Munson, who also was slain Dec. 19 in Halfway, allegedly by a former boyfriend who later shot Nicholson near Smithsburg.
"You never think something like this will happen in a small town, but it does," Kathy Boyd said.
More than 60 people showed up for the concert that included numbers from "Grease," "Hairspray" and "Little Shop of Horrors."
There were dance solos, ensemble pieces from "High School Musical" and part of the group's 2008 Disney Tour Show.