Community holds fundraiser for sheriff’s deputy recently diagnosed with cancer

Community holds fundraiser for sheriff’s deputy recently diagnosed with cancer

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - It was a special day at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center on Saturday as hundreds gathered to raise money for a great cause.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Cutrell recently collapsed while on the line of duty and was rushed to the hospital. Shortly afterward, he was diagnosed with metastatic lung and brain cancer.

Friends, family and co-workers came together on Saturday for a silent auction and cornhole tournament fundraiser to support Cutrell, his wife and two young children.

“Moving forward, we just wanted, as he goes through his chemotherapy and his rehab - he has a lot of things going on right now, and obviously there’s going to be a financial burden regardless of how great insurance is, and we want him to fight his fight, without worrying about the financial burden,” close friend Ben Willis said. “A whole community is behind this. We’ve had a thousand people come through here and it’s just been tremendous. I think he’s floored by the whole thing.”

There was also live entertainment, food and drinks, two half-pot drawings, and a raffle to help raise money.

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