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People support Monroe County deputy with their golf clubs

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People support Monroe County deputy with their golf clubs
People support Monroe County deputy with their golf clubs

People came together to show their support for a Monroe County Sheriff deputy hoping to return to work after enduring a horrific experience.

For a monroe county sheriff's deputy hoping to return to work after enduring a horrific experience.

And wtva's alexis jones tells us they showed their support with their golf clubs.

Wtva 9 news."

Live:family, residents and members of the monroe county sheriff's department gathered here at river birch golf course to help a deputy injured in the line of duty.

Pkg:sot:"it means a lot to me."that deputy is zach wilbanks, a six- year veteran of the sheriff's department.

He played in a golf tournament held to raise money for him and to honor his late friend.

Sot:"it's great support, you know being beside this position of law enforcement right now and getting to see everybody i haven't seen in a while.

Everybody is just doing what they can to help."zach wilbanks monroe county sheriff's deputy trt: 9on july 25th, a car hit wilbanks and deputy dylan pickle at a checkpoint in hamilton.wilbanks survived but pickle did not.

The money from this tournament will go toward wilbanks' medical expenses and anything else he may need.his mother, april wilbanks, said she can't even express how grateful she is..sot:"it means everything to us.

We can't thank everyone enough who reached out to us and reached out to help him with everything that's going on."april wilbanks- zach wilbanks' mothertrt: 11stand up:residents and golf course employees held two golf tournaments, several cornhole competitions and served food.vo:monroe county sheriff kevin crook also took part in the tournaments.crook said he feels blessed to be a part of a community that continues to show support for his team.sot:"it's just been a blessing to serve these people and they've blessed us back.

This is just one of the many ways that they've done it."kevin crook monroe county sherifftrt: 7 tag:as for wilbanks, his mom said he is still recovering, but he will be back in uniform soon.in amory.

Alexis jones.

Wtva 9 news.

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