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Posey Co. Deputy Hicks honored at Mt. Vernon football game

Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 5:36 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2021 at 11:53 PM CDT
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POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The Posey County Sheriff’s deputy recovering from a shooting was honored at the North Posey-Mount Vernon football game Friday night.

Deputy Bryan Hicks was responding to a call for a welfare check last month when a man opened fire hitting Hicks in the head.

Everyone was asked to wear blue, and bracelets were on sale for $2 with all the money going to Hicks and his family.

Mount Vernon Student Council Vice President Julia Kingery said students put the plans together as a way to show support.

“When we heard what happened to Deputy Hicks, we’re a really tight-knit community, and student council was just thinking of a way that we could honor him and help him out,” she said.

Senior Braxton Daws was in attendance and said it’s a testament to how much the county cares.

“I’m very proud of how they’ve all come together,” he said. “This is a rivalry game and we’re all out here wearing blue to support Deputy Hicks.”

T-shirts were also sold to go with bracelets.

Rachel Rainey of the local Fraternal Order of Police Auxilliary said all of the substantial proceeds are going to Deputy Hicks and his family.

Rainey said their pre-sales on the shirts reached over 1,500. The rest were being offered at the game.

Kingery said she knows how difficult the last month has been, but hopefully the game could be of some comfort for the many people who are hurting.

“It’s just heartbreaking when it’s one of your own,” she said. “Talking to anyone, everyone has a story about him it seems. A lot of people know him personally, so that’s why we were moved to do something for him and his family.”

She said they’ll continue raising money throughout the school year.

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