Reminder: Turkey Shoot Scheduled 9 a.m. Saturday to Help Paralyzed Deputy Court Officer
Wilson County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone of a benefit turkey shoot to help a paralyzed WCSO deputy court officer. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Wilson County Fairgrounds at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on Highway 70.
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 legs and left him with limited use of his arms, rendering him unable to work.
“We hope our community will come together to help this deputy who really wants to return to work,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “His prognosis remains guarded as to the likelihood that he will ever be able to walk again or regain total use of his arms.”
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. The court officer has exhausted all county benefits and no longer has an income for the time being.
Rules for the Earl Dyer Benefit Turkey Shoot stipulate that each participant must use a stock shotgun. The stock shotguns allowed to be used in this benefit shoot include a 12, 20, 16 or 410 gauge shotgun. Each shot will cost $5. There will be a number of giveaways. All the money raised will be donated to the “Earl Dyer Fund” established at CedarStone Bank in Lebanon.
Anyone who would like to help through other measures may make a donation 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. More fundraisers will be announced in the near future including a Live Auction. A separate GoFundMe account is also set up at the following website: https://www.gofundme.com/earlamydyer.