March held for hit & run victim

Published On: Mar 01 2014 03:38:32 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 02 2014 08:41:57 AM EST

A grieving mother is teaming up with the anti-crime group MADD DADS, all in hopes of finding the driver who hit and killed her son.


The anti-crime organization Mad Dads participated in a neighborhood canvas Saturday afternoon, in hopes of bringing attention to victims of unsolved crimes.

27-year-old Brandon Gentry was found on the side of Picketville Road in Northwest Jacksonville on August 11, 2013, about 3:30 a.m.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office considers Gentry's death a hit and run, but no one was ever arrested.

His family members were among those who marched with MAD DADS on Saturday, hoping to encourage people in the neighborhood to come forward with information on the crime.

Once his body was found, Gentry was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and died a few days later

His mother, Carol Kent, participated in the canvas hoping someone will eventually come forward.

"He left behind two small children," Kent said. They're three and under. He was a wonderful father and he didn't deserve this. No one deserves death like this."

Anyone with information on this hit and run or other unsolved crimes can the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.


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