Sheriff’s S.C.A.N. organization and Fish Tales raise more money for injured Liberty County deputy

Members of the Sheriff's Citizen Auxiliary Network sold T-shirts at a benefit for Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Whitten on Saturday, June 29, at Fish Tales in Cleveland. Pictured are Mike Ford, Curtis Kelly, Rena Davis, Jo DeFoor, Charlotte Kelly, Ron Perroni, Chelsea Porter, Brian Jackson and Shirley Jackson.

The outpouring of support for Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Whitten continues with the most recent benefit being held on Saturday, June 29, at Fish Tales in Cleveland.

According to Capt. Ken DeFoor, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, Saturday’s benefit was organized by S.C.A.N., also known as the Sheriff’s Citizen Auxiliary Network, with the generosity of Fish Tales and the support of community residents who came out and purchased food.

“It was a good turnout,” DeFoor said.

The restaurant donated 100 percent of the sales for the day to Whitten and his family, according to Fish Tales Manager Ivan Guillory.

“We raised more than $3,000, not including what was raised from the sales of T-shirts and crosses outside,” Guillory said. “It went really well.”

Whitten was critically injured on May 29 when he was shot in the neck while trying to apprehend a murder suspect. He currently is undergoing treatment at the TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation and Research Center in Houston.

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