Berkeley County, South Carolina – As we already reported, Berkely County deputy suffered serious injuries in a crash that happened two weeks ago.
Following the incident, a GoFundMe campaign was started and funds were collected to help the deputy and his family with the treatment.
Meanwhile, a fundraiser in Goose Creek Saturday afternoon raised more than $5,000 for the deputy in addition to the GoFundMe campaign.
Officials said Deputy Josh Whitmore was hit by a drunk driver on University Boulevard near Elms Plantation Boulevard in North Charleston just before 2:15 a.m. on August 14.
Whitmore’s health condition is improving. The deputy who joined the local police department in June is slowly improving, he is able to respond to commands and trying to communicate, his family said Saturday afternoon.
The initial treatment in the local hospital is coming to its end and Whitmore is about to move to Atlanta in a specialized rehab center.
As he fights to recover, the local chapter of the Doomstriker Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club put on a spaghetti meal fundraiser and raffle to help raise money for him.
The president of the group’s local chapter said they began planning for the event a little over a week ago as a way to show Deputy Whitmore the community has his back.
“I think it’s great that everybody’s coming together and helping Deputy Whitmore and his family, and we ask that everybody continues to say prayers for him” Zero, the president of the Holy City chapter of the club, said.
The event, held at the sheriff’s office’s south district headquarters on Red Bank Road, saw a number of local businesses contribute. Pepsi donated water and Amchar donated rifles for the raffle.