We all know police officers support each other on the job, but one Roanoke City Sergeant is proving the same off the clock.
Sergeant Jason Hicks is “going to jail” in honor of co-worker’s son who’s suffering from muscular dystrophy.
When an email went out the entire police force asking for volunteers to raise money for the Roanoke Valley Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual lock-up Sgt. Hicks thought of his co-worker, Detective Robin Galleo.
Detective Galleo’s 11-year-old son, Aiden, is suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy.
“My three children and the children that they play with and their friends are healthy and thank that Lord every day of the week for that, I watch them play, I watch them run, I watch them be kids and I know there’s a large part of our community where those children aren’t that fortunate,” explained Sgt. Hicks.
The money raised through the lock-up in Aiden’s honor will go to help pay for summer camp at Smith Mountain Lake for children suffering from the disease.
If you would like to donate log on to http://www2.mda.org/site/TR?px=2219576&pg=personal&fr_id=8729&et=4NAshJR1g64kdwq_A2hhXg.