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Fund set up for officer and family

Staff Report

Citizens of Tallassee are stepping up to assist a local police officer who lost his home in a recent fire.

"The Tallassee Police department had a member lose everything in a house fire," mayor Johnny Hammock said. "The officer and his wife have a (newborn) baby and an 18-month-old baby."

Items are being accepted from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays at the Tallassee Fire Department and Tallassee Recreation Center.

"I talked with the mayor," fireman Brian Schwab said. "We've coordinated with the police department. We especially need donations for the newborn; diapers, baby wipes, clothes from newborn to six or eight months until they get back on their feet."

First Methodist Church of Tallassee is also taking in household items including; furniture, linens and towels. Materials may be dropped off at the church office at 1 Jordan Avenue.

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