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BPSO hosts fundraiser for deputies battling cancer

(Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
Angela Grooms (left), the wife of Deputy Shawn Grooms, was previously diagnosed with breast cancer and had been in remission for some time, but now she has a recurrence of cancer in several places in her body.  (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Angela Grooms (left), the wife of Deputy Shawn Grooms, was previously diagnosed with breast cancer and had been in remission for some time, but now she has a recurrence of cancer in several places in her body.  (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office is hosting a fundraiser Friday to help two of its deputies families battling cancer.

There was a total of 1,666 fish plates made, raising nearly $23,000 at Friday's fish fry. An additional $6,982 in monetary donations was contributed to the fundraiser.

"The way this community showed support like this to our deputies and their families is remarkable," said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. "The turnout was beyond our expectations, but it goes to show just how much this community cares."

The event was from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Viking Drive Substation in Bossier City.

The fish fry is helping Bossier Parish deputies Robert Parker and Angela Grooms.

Deputy Robert Parker is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer.  

Angela Grooms, the wife of Deputy Shawn Grooms, was previously diagnosed with breast cancer and had been in remission for some time, but now she has a recurrence of cancer in several places in her body.  

Fish plates, including fish, fries, hush puppies and dessert, will be sold for a $10 donation.

All proceeds will help with family expenses during this time.

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