Fundraiser, GoFundMe created for Walker police officer who suffered stroke

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Photo of John Hanna, courtesy of the Walker Police Association

A fundraiser and a separate GoFundMe effort have been launched to help the family of a Walker police officer who suffered a stroke on Friday, May 8.

After having a hemorrhagic stroke in his home, Officer John Hanna went to Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans before being transferred to a Baton Rouge rehabilitation facility, according to the GoFundMe’s organizers.

Organizers Sgt. Laura Jenkins and Douglas Mincin wrote that donations through the online fundraiser will help pay Hanna’s medical bills and support his family until he can return to work. Hanna and his wife have two young children and are expecting a third child later this year, according to Jenkins and Mincin.

Within three days, $865 of the fundraiser’s $5,000 goal was donated. Click here to donate to Hanna’s GoFundMe.

The Walker Police Association and Sombreros Mexican Restaurant partnered to create another fundraiser for Hanna.

People looking to support Hanna can purchase jambalaya plates, steak or chicken tacos and steak and chicken quesadillas for $10 per meal.

Pick up will be on Saturday, May 30 in the old Shopper’s Value parking lot, located at 28145 Walker South Road. Pre-ordered food can be picked up from 11 a.m. until noon, and all other orders can be obtained from noon until 2 p.m.

Pre-orders can be called in to Jenkins at (225) 413-7753 or to Cpl. Brant Villenurve at (225) 337-0981.

Food must be paid for upon calling in an order, and checks, cash and PayPal are accepted. The Walker Police Association’s PayPal is dmincin@walkerpd.org.

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