Barbecue fundraiser held for HCSO deputy after being shot during traffic stop in in NE Harris Co.

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
HCSO Fundraiser to help pay medical bills of injured Deputy Joseph Anderson in Homestead Road traffic stop shooting
The deputy who was shot during a traffic stop on Aug. 16 is still recovering. All donations from the fundraiser will help expense the deputy's road to recovery.

HUMBLE, Texas (KTRK) -- A fundraiser was held Saturday for Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputy Joseph Anderson, who is still recovering after an Aug. 16 shooting during a traffic stop in northeast Harris County.

The event began at 10 a.m. and ended at 4 p.m. at the 7900 block of Will Clayton Parkway.

Plates of barbecue pulled pork along with sandwiches, chips, cookies, and drinks were served and sold for $15.

Joel Garcia, a former HCSO deputy and current President of the Northwest Chapter of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, has assisted to set up the fundraiser to raise money for Anderson's recovery and medical expenses.

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After the incident, Anderson underwent surgery and is reportedly now in stable condition. He has been with the department for 15 months, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

All donations will be given to Deputy Anderson to help offset his medical expenses.

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