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Community Turns Out For Turner Fundraiser

Members of the Henderson community gathered today to raise money for a local police officer injured in a car crash.   A chili and gumbo cookoff was held at the American Legion Post. The funds raised will help Lt. Ricky Turner. He was paralyzed in a car crash in August when he was responding to a drunk driver call.

Organizers say the community misses Ricky and would like to see him back home soon. "It's really a good thing to do.  It kind of helps bring the community together, also just to bring everybody together for a good cause and help one of Henderson's finest," said organizer Shundra Woods.  

Turner is currently undergoing rehabilitation in a hospital in Austin. He hopes to be home in Henderson for Christmas.  

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.


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