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Auction Held To Help Officer In Lebanon

Posted at 10:43 PM, Dec 05, 2015

A trip to Destin, Florida, a pool table, and a fiddle played by Charlie Daniels were all items up for auction Saturday night to help a local officer.

A good crowd showed up for the auction in Lebanon, which was being held for court officer Earl Dyer.

Dyer was paralyzed by complications from a surgery earlier this year.

He has been in rehab, but may never walk again or return to work.

He's run out of benefits from the department, so his coworkers have stepped in to help. 

They've gotten support from the entire community. Everything auctioned Saturday night had been donated to the cause.

"Every little bit is going to help this man, and that's what it's all about,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan, of Wilson County. “His fellow workers, the community, industry, businesses, everybody coming together for one main cause, and that's what you see here tonight."

For anyone who would like to help, a fund has been set up at the Cedar Stone Bank in Lebanon under the name "Earl Dyer Fund."