Wichita Co. Sheriff's Posse raises money for teen with cancer - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Wichita Co. Sheriff's Posse raises money for teen with cancer

Wichita County Benefit Lunch Wichita County Benefit Lunch
Wichita County Benefit Lunch Wichita County Benefit Lunch
WICHITA COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) -

The Wichita County Sheriff's Posse is doing what they can to help one of their own in need.

A lunch benefit was held Thursday to raise money for a teenager with cancer.

Jessica Allen is a 19-year-old that the sheriff's deputies have known for a long time.

Her mother, Laura Allen, works in the Wichita County Clerk's office and both participated in the Wichita County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy.

Deputy Melvin Joyner said when they heard what had happened, they wanted to help.

"Just about a year ago we found out she was battling cancer," he said. "So we wanted to try and help her."

The donations collected at Thursday's lunch will go towards helping the Allen family with Jessica's medical costs.

"Anytime we can pitch in and try and help somebody raise some money, especially if they're fighting medical issues, we just help them offset those costs because we know how great those can build up to," Deputy Joyner added.

He said this is what the Sheriff's Posse does, take care of each other and those in need.

Other sheriff's deputies Newschannel 6 talked to said it is great to go out and help those in the community because that's who they work for.

Deputy Joyner added that the community has always supported them, so they want to return the favor.

The Wichita County Sheriff's Posse regularly puts on fundraisers to help people in need.

They said they will continue to be there for the Allen family throughout Jessica's battle.

Copyright 2017 KAUZ News All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

    In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:21:21 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-06-23 06:33:14 GMT
    A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border, says 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue.

    Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border, says 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue.

  • Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies at 54

    Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies at 54

    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-06-23 06:21:43 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-06-23 06:31:07 GMT

    The band announced Paul’s death in a statement on Facebook.

    The band announced Paul’s death in a statement on Facebook.

  • Cohen's photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

    Cohen's photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:02:45 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-06-23 06:24:39 GMT
    (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, Tom Arnold attends the premiere of "Dead Ant" in Los Angeles.  Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, retweeted a photo posing with Arnold, who is...(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, Tom Arnold attends the premiere of "Dead Ant" in Los Angeles. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, retweeted a photo posing with Arnold, who is...

    President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo posing with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation that Cohen may have...

    President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo posing with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation that Cohen may have secret tapes of Trump.

Powered by Frankly