A fish fry Friday, Dec. 14 at O'Brien's Irish Pub in Brandon will raise money for a veteran deputy stricken with cancer.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- D'Ann White
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
When an officer is down, the entire law enforcement community traditionally comes to his aid. And fellow deputies are making no exception for Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Witt. The 33-year-old patrol deputy for the sheriff's District 1, which includes northern Hillsborough County, is in a fight for his life against cancer. To offset his medical expenses and ensure that he, his wife, Erin, and his children, Emma, 10, Molly, 8, Jackson, 4 and Eva, 1, have a merry Christmas, deputies are organizing a fish fry fundraiser Friday, Dec. 14, at O'Brien's Irish Pub, 701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature fried fish and fries for $7.99. Residents can eat in or order to go. Businesses ordering …
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