WCSO Sets up Account to Help Paralyzed Deputy Court Officer
Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputy Earl Dyer has suffered a bilateral stroke as a result of a prior surgery. This stroke has paralyzed the 49-year-old court officer’s arms and legs, rendering him unable to work.
Although Deputy Dyer always went out of his way to help others, his prognosis remains guarded as to the likelihood that he will ever be able to walk again or regain use of his arms,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “He faces many hurdles ahead in his life following this horrible, debilitating, and tragic event.”
Deputy Dyer’s wife, Amy, due to her physical limitations, will have difficulty caring for him at home. The support of family, friends and community will have a direct impact on his well-being. On Nov. 18, 2015, the very active court officer will no longer have an income. He will have exhausted all county benefits.
“If you know Earl, he never meets a stranger,” said Sgt. Don Witherspoon, with whom he was first assigned after coming to work at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. “He’s always got a smile on his face, and talks to everyone. He’s always been so independent. This is a man who hates asking for anything, but he needs our help.”
The WCSO is planning a number of fundraisers in the very near future, and the Sheriff’s Office will be circulating news of the events soon. Meanwhile, those who would like to help are encouraged to make donations through an account at CedarStone Bank on West Main in Lebanon, TN in the name of “Earl Dyer Fund.” Contributions may also be dropped at the Criminal Justice Center (located adjacent the sheriff’s office located at 105 E. High Street) or the Judicial Center, 134 S. College St. We will update everyone on the WCSO’s progress as we prepare for this long, arduous journey for the Dyers.
You may also make contributions to a separate GoFundMe account at this website: https://www.gofundme.com/earlamydyer
“As a family in law enforcement and a community, we hope to spread support far and wide for Earl and his wife,” Sheriff Bryan said. “There are so many people in need across the county and the entire country, especially in this line of work, but I guarantee you, this is a man who has always been generous and would go out of his way to help anyone else. He needs our help now. Let us all stand together in this effort.”