Walker Police hold fundraiser for officer

Fundraiser held to support Walker officer after medical emergency

WALKER, La. (WAFB) - The Walker Police Association held a fundraiser on Saturday, May 30, to support one of their officers who is now facing a devastating illness.

According to the Walker Police Association’s Facebook page on May 8, John Hanna suffered what is classified as a hemorrhagic stroke and he was rushed to Oschner Hospital in Baton Rouge and later airlifted to Oschner Hospital in New Orleans.

Officer Hanna is currently at Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital and will be there for about the next three weeks where he will be doing PT, OT and speech therapy according to his wife’s Facebook page.

Officer Hanna and his wife have two children, with a third one on the way.

To help his family with medical expenses and other finances The Walker Police Association and Sombreros Mexican Restaurant sponsored the fundraiser in the Old Shoppers Value parking lot.

Jambalaya plates, chicken and steak tacos, and chicken or steak quesadillas were sold each for $10.

The Walker Police Association has also set up a GoFundMe for Officer Hanna.

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