Princeton Elks Lodge members release a statement in reaction to deadly stabbing

Elks Lodge No. 1115 in Princeton is back open on Tuesday after a deadly weekend stabbing.

The stabbing happened on Saturday night after an argument between two members at the Elks Lodge. Police say the argument turned into a physical fight, and ended when Joseph Anderson stabbed Grant Beckner multiple times.

Elks Lodge No. 1115 Exalted Ruler Steve Wallace said the establishment is open at the request of Beckner’s family. Attorney Jarrod Jackson released the following statement on Tuesday on behalf of Elks Lodge members:

All the members of Princeton Elks Lodge #1115 would like join together in expressing their most sincere regret for the tragic event that occurred this weekend resulting in the loss of one our most loved and respected members.  The Elk’s Organization takes the protection and safety of its members very seriously and we are cooperating fully with law enforcement agencies to ensure that justice is served in this matter.  Our condolences go out to the friends and families of all those involved and they will all be ever-present in our prayers.  Our lodge will continue to promote the principles of our order, Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.  It is only through the continuation of our good deeds and dedication to improving the community that we will adequately honor the memory of our fallen brother, Grant Beckner.   

Related Articles

Students get creative after school bans backpacks In wake of recent deadly school shootings, a southern Illinois school is changed a policy on what students can carry into the building.
Experts explain consequences for making a school threat In the days since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Marshall County, Kentucky, threats made against schools have continued to stack up in...
Students get a peek at career life during ExploreCon Friday, 150 kids in a Marshall County school got a taste of career life. Students in the South Marshall Middle Explore program participated in Explore...
A woman chases down a wallet thief, and then buys him coffee When a man snatched a wallet from a passerby's hand, a woman who witnessed it ran after him. When she caught him, she invited him for coffee.