Community Rallies For Partially Paralzyed Hardeman Count Deputy
(Hardeman County, TN) Friends of a hospitalized Hardeman County deputy are doing all they can to help him and his family as he recovers.
Deputy Dale Wyman was left partially paralyzed.
And if that wasn’t enough for the Wyman family, his young son is fighting leukemia at St. Jude Hospital.
Middleton Tennessee Police Chief Lynn Webb has known Deputy Wyman for eight years, “He’s just a good guy, down to earth guy. He’s always laughing, cuttin’ up.”
Now he’s praying for the deputy’s recovery from a terrible car crash.
It happened the morning of August 10th on a section of Highway 100 in Hardeman County.
Deputy Wyman was enroute to a traffic accident when he topped a hill and came face to face with cars and people in the roadway.
Sheriff John Dolen says the deputy reacted quickly, “Deputy Wyman applied his brakes, slid into the oncoming lane, off into the ditch and flipped his car.”
Deputy Wyman was partially paralyzed and flown to The MED.
And to make matters worse his eight year old son, Zach, is also hospitalized in Memphis, being treated for leukemia.
Patricia Carter knows the Wyman family and feels the pain they’re going through, “Prayers are going out throughout this community for this family. and we’re going to do everything that we can to help them.”
Saturday, the City of Middleton is hosting a day long benefit for the deputy at the city’s park.
Chief Lynn Webb says it’s not the first time the community has opened their hearts to the Wyman family, “You can’t beat Middleton for helping people out. In fact we had a fundraiser back a few months ago for his son Zach.”
It’s still not known if Dale Wyman will ever walk again.
But the sheriff is convinced Wyman’s quick thinking the day of his accident probably saved a lot of lives, “You know, he sacrificed his self to protect somebody else. So, he’s a hero.”
As soon as the deputy is able to travel the family will move him to Atlanta to the Shephard’s Center for spinal chord rehabilitation.