The community has rallied around Posey County MP Brian Hicks since he was shot while on duty in late September by hosting a variety of fundraising events. This includes a Saturday (October 30, 2021) at a popular bar in St. Phillp.
Zap Tavern (formerly Weinzapfel Tavern) at the intersection of St. Phillps and Creamery Road in Posey County has an all-day chili and cornhole brew tournament. The day will also include live music from DJ Wild Bill later that night from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. All you have to do is show up, enjoy some chili, and throw bags of cornhole. Pretty simple, right?
About Deputy Brian Hicks
Deputy Hicks was injured in the line of duty while making a welfare check at New Harmony, at the home of former New Harmony Town Marshal and Reserve Deputy Paul Wiltshire on the 18th September. As Deputy Hicks and the current New Harmony Town Marshall approached the house, Wiltshire began shooting the two. Hicks suffered a head injury and was rushed to Deaconess Hospital where he underwent emergency brain surgery. Fortunately, his prognosis looks good as he was recently released from the hospital and transferred to a rehabilitation hospital where he continues on his long road to recovery.
Other ways to help
If you can’t make it to Zap’s on Saturday, there are other ways to help. A few days after filming, the Posey County FOP established an audience fund to donate to. Donations can be made to FOP through Venmo (@POCOFOP), or by sending them directly to Lodge 133 at the following address:
Posey County FOP Pavilion 133
P.O. Box 611
Mont Vernon, IN 47620
Donations are also accepted at all Evansville Teachers Credit Union locations. Just let them know that the donation is going to the Posey County PFO on behalf of Deputy Hicks.
[Source: Zap’s Tavern on Facebook]
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