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Good Samaritan's co-workers aid cancer battle

Deputy Kevin Landers Deputy Kevin Landers
Pat Peaster Pat Peaster

February 18, 2004

Americus-- A Sumter County Deputy Kevin Landers is in Texas, undergoing tests related to his cancer.

His co-workers, like Pat Peaster, want to help Landers. Peaster says Deputy Landers helped her when she needed it the most. "A couple months ago I had the shingles," Peaster said. "And I couldn't afford the medicine, it cost $375.00, and he found out about it, and he and his wife went out and bought it."

Deputy Landers then drove the medicine from the pharmacy in Americus to Peaster's home in Macon County. It was an act of kindness co-workers say is common for Landers. To raise money for him, the Sheriff's Department is selling raffle tickets for an autographed copy of President Jimmy Carter's "Nobel Peace Prize Lecture".

If you want to buy a raffle ticket, they're five dollars a piece. Just call the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at 229-924-4094. The drawing is March 30th.

posted at 4:50PM by dave.miller@walb.com