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Softball game to raise money for ill deputy


August 23. 2013 6:19PM
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LIMA — A charity softball game featuring cops against lawyers will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park on Main Street in Cairo to benefit Allen County Sheriff’s Deputy Damian Tibbs, who is in need of a kidney transplant.Prizes will be raffled off at the game to raise money. Money raised will help offset his medical bills as well as other costs.Tibbs has health insurance through the county but it does not cover all his medical costs, including paying for all the medicine he takes and will have to take the rest of his life. He also is running out of sick time, compensation time and vacation. Once he burns up his time he will not be paid for time missed, organizers for the event said. Tibbs also will be off work for an undetermined period of time following his transplant, organizers said. On the police team is Mark Frysinger, Dan Edelbrock, Nate Garlock, Brian Miller, Donnie Chiles, Deanna Lauck, Paula Strickler, Jay Hollis, Matt Klaus, Randy Kline and Bruce Baker. This team includes police officers from Allen County as well as employees of Oakwood Correctional Facility. Attorneys will be represented by Melinda Kaufman, Paul Ferri, Rick Eddy, Tiffany May, Sara Price, Dave Geiger, Jason Flower, Aaron Bensinger, Brad Kelly, John Huffman, Tammie Hursch and Shannon Bartels. This team also includes court employees. You can comment on this story at www.limaohio.com.





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