Assistance fund set up for deputy injured by DUI driver Saturday
Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – An official fundraising link has been established to a site where donations can be made to provide financial assistance for Lexington County deputy and K-9 handler Roy Hall. Hall was injured in a wreck Saturday morning after a drunk driver crossed the center line of South Lake Drive and hit Hall’s cruiser head-on injuring Deputy Hall and the suspected drunken driver. That driver has been charged with a felony DUI violation for driving while intoxicated and doing serious bodily injury to Hall in the wreck.
Deputy Hall, a 14-year law enforcement veteran, and his wife, Brittany, have four children aged 6, 7, and 8-year-old twins. Brittney is a stay-at-home mom who often works mornings feeding horses. However, given Deputy Hall's long recovery ahead, she will be unable to work. Additionally, Deputy Hall will be unable to work for quite some time, including extra duty shifts which are very important for supporting the family. This fundraiser is intended to support Deputy Hall and his family during this difficult time.
In a note to his supporters after the wreck posted on the Serve & Protect website, Hall said, “Thank you to everyone who has been there for our family, especially the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department who has been with us 24/7. They have been calling me, texting me, and randomly dropping by visiting our family. I know if they weren’t here, I would not have been able to get through this so far,” shared Deputy Hall’s wife, Brittany. “It means a lot for people to take the time to stop and send a message saying they are praying for us. A huge thank you to people we don’t even know for asking if we are ok, if the kids are ok, and how they can help. I am very grateful for the big outreach from the community.
The official site to donate to assist is called the Deputy Roy Hall Recovery Fund. It is being facilitated by the nonprofit Serve & Connect, is endorsed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association, the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association, and the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.
Over their social media Tuesday, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said they were asking for our community to come together to show its support for Hall and his family. If you would like to donate, please follow this LINK.
Most police departments are also accepting gift cards from local businesses that will be given to the family. Gift Cards should only be dropped off at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department on Gibson Road at the front desk or handed to a receptionist at the desk of your local police departments. Please seal these in an envelope and put The Deputy Roy Hall Family on the outside of the envelope. That department will either take the envelope to Lexington or have a deputy come by and pick it up.
No one should be going door-to-door asking for funds for the Hall family at this time. There should also be no one calling people and asking for a credit or debit card number to donate. That type of activity should be reported to your local law enforcement agency. If other fundraising efforts are organized, they will be publicized on law enforcement social media sites and through the news media.