Mt. Gilead Community Raises Funds For Trooper Phillips

  • 8/11/2019 10:21:58 AM
  • Ingrid Schmidt
  • Local News

EDISON, OH- The Mt. Gilead community gathered at Edison Depot's Scoops Ice Cream Parlor to help raise money for Trooper Phillips.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper, Jason Phillips is still in the hospital recovering after being severely injured in a head on crash involving an impaired driver on I-71 on June 27.

Sergeant Coby Holloway represented the Ohio State Highway Patrol at the fundraiser.  He said that all of the money donated to Trooper Phillips and his family will help the family to cover all of the medical costs.

"I think just the support of the community and everybody coming together is the biggest thing that is going to help Jason with his recovery," Sergeant Holloway said.  "Just knowing that people care, and everyone contributed, and they want him to get better."

Sergeant Holloway feels that community support will aid in his Trooper Phillips's recovery.  Phillips has been showing signs of progress according to the Ohio Going Blue Facebook page.

"It's a great cause just to come out and show your support of law enforcement, and just to let him know, Trooper Phillips, that everyone cares about him and wants him to get well."

To donate to Trooper Phillips and his family go to the State Highway Patrol donation page.


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