Fund set up for injured Sylacauga officer, family

SYLACAUGA, AL (WSFA) - The Sylacauga Police Department has announced the creation of the "For The Benefit of Tommy & Dina Allen" fund at Heritage South Federal Credit Union in Sylacauga.

Sgt. Tommy Allen of the Sylacauga Police Department was involved in a car accident around 5:30 AM, July 5th 2010, at the intersection of Highway 280 and Fort Williams St. in Sylacauga. Allen was on duty at the time of the crash.

Since the accident Sgt. Allen has undergone two surgeries. Officials say the possibility of future surgery and Sgt. Allen's long term prognosis are unknown at this time.

In an effort to provide some relief and benefit to Sgt. Allen and his family, anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at either of two Heritage South Federal Credit Unions. One is located at 60 Gene Stewart Blvd in Sylacauga. The other is located at 901 N. Broadway in Sylacauga.

Checks can be made out to: For the Benefit of Tommy & Dina Allen and mailed to:

Heritage South Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 128
Sylacauga AL 35150