Hundreds of people turned out for a benefit for a police officer in Albion on Saturday evening.
Albion Deputy Marshal Shawn Garner became ill in Jan. 2017 while on duty. He was rushed to the emergency room and later diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Garner’s short-term disability has expired and his doctor has not cleared him to return to work.
He can’t take MS medication because of other health complications.
Saturday, organizers held a spaghetti dinner at the Albion Fire Department. The benefit also included a live and silent auction, and a raffle. Donations and money raised from the event will support the Garner Family.
Garner and his wife Kristin have been lifelong Albion residents. The have three children, Drake (6), Lyla (4) and Hadley (9 months).
Garner will be meet with doctors Monday to determine the next step in his treatment.
Garner joined the Albion Police Department as a reserve in 2011. He graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and became a full-time officer in 2013.