Fundraiser planned for Nashville officer killed

Officer John Anderson, a Nashville Metro police officer, was killed Thursday night when 17-year-old Jayona Brown sped through an intersection and hit his police cruiser with her vehicle.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a fundraiser for the family of Nashville police officer John Anderson, who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday.

The fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Henry County Fairgrounds pavilion.

Attendees will pay $8 for either a pork tenderloin sandwich or a chicken sandwich, along with chips and a drink.

All proceeds from the event will go to Anderson’s 18-month-old child.

“This is a tragic loss for law enforcement,” said Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew. “We want to be able to support our brothers and sisters of law enforcement by having this fundraiser and hopefully raising some money that will help Officer Anderson’s family and 18-month-old son through these trying times.”

Anderson was killed when his cruiser was struck by a teen driver. The 17-year-old girl has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Pre-orders are encouraged and can be called in to Amy Davis at 363-4445.

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