Cleveland restaurant donating portion of sales to constable battling health issues, facing surgeries

Cleveland-based Bailey’s BBQ will donate 10 percent of its gross sales on Wednesday, Jan. 30, to Liberty County Pct. 2 Deputy Constable Chris Dryer, who is battling health issues and facing surgeries.

Bailey’s BBQ owner Robby Koon says that Fran Collins, owner of CD Auto and Tire, has agreed to match whatever amount is raised by food sales that day.

After suffering for years with ulcerative colitis, Dryer underwent surgery in November 2018 to remove his colon due to the presence of pre-cancerous cells. He now is facing two more surgeries in 2019.

A veteran law enforcement officer with 20 years and a former firefighter, Dryer has worked as a deputy constable for Pct. 2 since 2012. Prior to that, he was a sergeant investigator for Liberty County and a detective for Cleveland Police Department.

As sole breadwinner, the required medical leave following the November surgery have strained the financial resources of Chris and his family, and two more surgeries this year will make their situation more challenging.

“So please, as a community, let’s pull together and help one that has helped our community for many years,” Koon said.

Bailey’s is open Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The gross sales on Wednesday that will be tabulated into a final figure for Dryer will include both dine-in and carry-out meals.

For more information on the fundraiser or to order meals, call 832-480-5126.

Bailey’s BBQ is located at 140 Truly Plaza in Cleveland in the same parking lot as Pueblo Viejo and H-E-B.

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