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Sheriff Wedding presents over $35K raised for area charities

Published: Dec. 22, 2021 at 8:03 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2021 at 3:47 PM CST
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VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding presented area charities with over $35,000 on Wednesday.

According to a press release, that money was raised during a holiday party he jointly hosted at Oak Meadow Country Club at the beginning of the month.

Officials say the money was distributed among the following:

  • Santa Clothes Club
  • Deaconess Foundation
  • Riley Children Services
  • The Hadi Shriners
  • St. Vincent Food Pantry

Sheriff Wedding says some of the money also went to the family of Posey County Deputy Bryan Hicks.

“On behalf of the Sheriff’s Office and this wonderful group of people, we want to give you $10,000 to help the family,” Sheriff Wedding said.

The sheriff presented the check to Officer Drew Hicks, a longtime jail employee and brother of Deputy Hicks.

“This community is wrapped around Bryan,” Officer Hicks said. “He’s been part of it, from Knox County to Posey and here. It just shows that the community really thinks that Bryan is very important, and that law enforcement is very important in this community.”

Deputy Hicks returned to the Tri-State Tuesday.

He was shot in the head while responding to a wellness check in September.

He has since been recovering and going through rehab.

Officer Hicks added that his brother has been in good spirits since returning home.

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