BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A fish fry held Friday raised more than $10,000 for a Reserve Deputy with the Bossier Sheriff's Office who is battling cancer.
Deputy Gregg Shy was diagnosed in early May with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Deputy Shy has undergone numerous chemotherapy treatments and has been in the hospital for a total of 13 weeks since the diagnosis.
He is currently in Georgia where he will have a stem cell transplant next month.
The 51-year-old husband and father has not been able to work for months.
The fish fry was a way to help with some of his family expenses.
More than 1,000 fish plates were sold at the event and people made donations of more than $2,500.
The proceeds will be presented to the deputy's wife next week.