Tech school hosts blood drive for injured deputy

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A deputy by night and an educator by day, many people were affected by the February shooting of Lauderdale County Deputy Randall McCrary.

At his second job, teaching at Limestone County Career Technical College, his students and fellow staff have joined the community in sending well wishes.

Wednesday, the campus was lined with LifeSouth bloodmobiles as they held a blood drive in his honor.

"We've had an overwhelming blood drive today," said Dinah Garrett, LifeSouth regional director.

More than 100 students and community members donated.

"I don't know Officer McCrary, I didn't take his class, but I see him around school," said student Beau Blackwell. "I thought it would be a good thing to donate blood for him, in his honor."

Garrett says McCrary's wife and son also donated, while sharing the news that the deputy is resting at home.