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THPD Cooks Out and Raises Money for One of Their Own

The Terre Haute Police Department held a cookout fundraiser on Friday to raise money for Detective Brian Worley who was just diagnosed with ALS.
After being diagnosed with a life threatening disease, many people tend to lose hope, and give up.

But that was the last thing on the agenda for one local cop.

Detective Brian Worley was diagnosed with ALS about a month ago, which is commonly known as Lou Gehrigs's disease.

But speaking with him on Friday, you would never know he has an incurable condition.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips were all on the menu today at the cook out fundraiser for Brian Worley, but the support of his fellow officers is what really matters in times like this.

Brian Worley said, "It's a great warm feeling, you know I've been an officer and detective for many many years, so for them to give back it means a lot."

The community came out to rally behind him, and show Brian that he won't be fighting ALS by himself.

John Plasse, the Chief of Police of the Terre Haute Police Department said, "It's a terrible disease to have, you don't wish that on anybody. So, we just want to show Brian that we are here to support him however we can, and and by the community coming out to support as well shows that he's not in this fight alone."

Paying five dollars for lunch doesn't seem like much, but with all the money raised, it will help the family in a big way.

"The expenses that we've encored so far are as tremendous as you can imagine, plus the ongoing, and now i have to go to several other doctors and all of the medications," said Worley.

It helps to know that people are behind Brian when going through this tough time.

"As the need arises, we are going to try and help out as much as we can, and he's going to need a lot of help coming up," said Plasse.

Brian and his wife, Danielle, are both fighters, and they plan to do everything they can to keep him as healthy as possible.

"It means a lot, it's greatly appreciated and really heartfelt," said Worley.

As Brian begins to live with ALS, he also hopes to use some of the money raised to remodel the family home to make it easier for him to get around.

Brian will continue to be active serving with the Terre Haute Police Department, until his health permits him to stop.

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