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WALTON COUNTY, Ga. — A police division in Walton County is doing all the pieces it could actually to assist a longtime officer.
Monroe Police Captain Mike Matthews, 54, desperately wants a kidney transplant. Matthews has served the neighborhood for 25 years — however now, he wants assist in return.
Channel 2′s Berndt Peterson was in Monroe, the place he talked to Matthews’ colleagues concerning the beloved officer’s impression on the neighborhood.
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Chief R.V. Watts stated Matthews’ title is thought and revered locally.
“His title is well-known on this neighborhood. It’s well-known to this division and this neighborhood,” Watts stated. “I can’t say sufficient about what he means personally to me as a buddy.”
“He’s like an instance of what a coronary heart on a badge could be,” Sgt. Shannon Haynes stated, “simply as a lot as you’d a brother or a cousin. He’s a member of the family to us. We don’t wish to lose him.”
Fellow officers need the neighborhood to know what Matthews goes by means of.
Matthews had Stage four kidney illness and a pacemaker put in in 2017.
This yr, Matthews went dwelling from work sick on Might 12. When officers went to test on him the following day, he needed to be rushed to the hospital. He’s been on kidney dialysis ever since and desires two kidney transplants, together with coronary heart surgical procedure.
The division arrange a charity golf event to lift cash together with a GoFundMe to assist pay for Matthews’ medical payments.
Matthews is just a few months away from full retirement, however fellow officers need him to be wholesome and in a position to get pleasure from it.
Mathews coronary heart surgical procedure is about for subsequent week. Discovering a donor for a kidney transplant might be fairly tough.
Anybody who needs to donate to assist Matthews in his restoration can click on HERE.
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