Auction held to help support Gadsden Police officer

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — Hundreds of people came out Saturday to support a Gadsden Police officer left hospitalized after a motorcycle accident. It was all for an auction to show support for Sergeant Gary Pierce from the people he serves.

On March 15th Pierce was in a motorcycle wreck in Gadsden. On Tuesday, Gadsden fire fighter Jonah Harris heard about the Gary Pierce Recovery Fund.

“The Gadsden Police, the Gadsden Fire department, we’re all one big family, so I wanted to help out as much as I could,” said Gadsden firefighter Jonah Harris.

Harris made plans to host a competition at Brute Fitness this weekend, but the number of sponsors and prizes he received in response changed that. “Let’s just go ahead and turn this thing into an auction,” said Harris, “get items from anyone that we can and let’s see what we can make happen.”

Roughly a hundred people arrived to show their support for Sergeant Gary Pierce by bidding on over a hundred items.

“A lot of times when you got to auctions, people are trying to get something for nothing. That’s not the case today,” said -Kay Moore, the Director of Downtown Gadsden, Inc.

Kay Moore knows the Pierce family needs the help so she even outbid herself for one item. “I think it’s a great cause to get as much as you can for something like this. We’re praying for a complete recovery, but we know it could be a very long time, there’s a lot of expenses that they’re gonna face and we just wanna help them,” said Moore.

To find out more about how you can donate to the Gary Pierce Recovery Fund, click here.

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