Lauderdale Co. Sheriff’s Office asks for financial support for corrections deputy recently injured in accident

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Deanna Peters (Photo: Facebook)

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office has reached out to ask the community to support one of its employees who was recently involved in an automobile crash on Sunday, January 17.

Corrections Deputy Dee Peters was badly hurt, and is still in intensive care at Huntsville Hospital.  She has exhausted all of her leave, Sheriff Rick Singleton said, and is not drawing a paycheck at this time.

“In addition to her regular bills, she has medical bills and other related expenses accumulating on a daily basis,” the Sheriff said.

Peters’ co-workers want to help her and have set up an account at Progress Bank in her name.  Anyone who would like to contribute can do so at any branch of Progress Bank or at the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, located at 200 S. Court Street in Florence.

“Without assistance there is a real possibility she could lose everything she owns, including her home,” said Sheriff Singleton.  “All donations would be very appreciated.”