OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ When Loretta Lynn heard of the death of an Omaha police officer, she understood the family's grief all too well.

The country music legend agreed to perform in Omaha on Thursday night in a benefit for the Jimmy Wilson Jr. Foundation, which was established after Wilson, 24, was gunned down in 1995 during a traffic stop.

``I lost a son, too, so I can relate,'' Ms. Lynn said. Her son, Jack, died in 1984 at 34 after falling from his horse into a rain-swollen river.

The money raised by the concert will be used to buy video surveillance cameras for Omaha-area schools, said Wilson's father, a retired police officer.

``His son was so young,'' Ms. Lynn said. ``We need to make sure what happened to his son doesn't happen to anyone else's children.''