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$3,000 Raised for Posey County Deputy During Evansville Fundraiser

$3,000 that will support an injured Posey County Deputy and his family was raised during a weekend fundraising event in Evansville.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021 10:35 AM
Updated: Oct 18, 2021 11:00 AM

An Evansville ice cream shop says it will be writing a check for $3,000 to a Posey County deputy who was injured in the line of duty.

Milk & Sugar Scoop Shoppe in Evansville raised the funds for Posey County Deputy Bryan Hicks during a fundraising event held on Sunday.

During the fundraiser, 50% of the ice cream shop's proceeds were raised for Deputy Hicks and his family. Cash donations made directly to Deputy Hicks were accepted as well.

Milk & Sugar Scoop Shoppe Owner Alisha Didia says the idea for Sunday's fundraising event came from a local officer who has collaborated with the business before.

"We actually had a Vanderburgh County officer that we've worked with in the past do other givebacks for some of the Evansville officers," explained Didia. "She reached out and asked if we would be willing again to do a giveback and we definitely wanted to step up and help."

Deputy Hicks was shot in the head in September while serving a welfare check. He has since undergone brain surgery and continues to recover.

Several other local businesses have held fundraising events to support the deputy's recovery in recent days, and the Posey County FOP continues to collect donations.

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