Columbus Police Sgt. Dean Walton needs a new kidney.
He's found a donor in his brother, but the veteran police officer is too sick to undergo transplant surgery just yet. He needs expensive medication to bring him back from the brink, but it's a life line he can't afford. That's where his brothers and sisters in blue come in.
Today, the department raised approximately $8,000 through a barbecue lunch benefit catered by County's Barbecue. On Nov. 13th, Columbus police will hold a four-man golf scramble and raffle to raise some more cash for their sick co-worker. Proceeds from both the lunch and the golf tournament go directly to Walton's medical care.
Those wanting to contribute can call or stop by an Columbus Bank and Trust Co. bank and donate to the Special Kidney Fund for James D. Walton.
For more on this story, please read Sunday's Ledger-Enquirer.