Fundraiser planned April 17 for deputy battling cancer

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A fish fry will be held Friday, April 17, to benefit Sgt. Barrett Lovell, a deputy with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in October.

SheriffLogoFish plates (fish, fries, hushpuppies and coleslaw) will be sold for a $10 donation in the parking lot across the street from the Bossier Parish Courthouse on Friday – pre-sale pickup orders will begin at 10:00 a.m., and walk-up orders will be taken at 11:30 a.m.

Barrett, 33, who works at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility, has undergone chemotherapy treatments at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center over the past few months.  On March 2, he received a much-needed cord blood transplant.  Lovell is expected to remain in Houston for the next couple of months while his health is being monitored, and the fish fry is a way to help defray unexpected living and additional expenses.

Area business, organizations and individuals are encouraged to make their pre-sale fish fry orders by calling 935-2000, 965-3409 or 422-7466.

“Barrett is a fighter who’s had to face some enormous battles during his cancer treatment, and we want to show him how much we care,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.  “Come on out for a tasty fish plate to help encourage a deputy.”