LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville is pulling out all the stops to help a critically injured corrections officer. 

Thomas Wells suffered a brain injury in a motorcycle crash earlier this month. 

Metro Corrections FOP held a yard sale and cookout Saturday to raise money for the father and fellow officer, because Wells has only been with the department for five months and doesn't have enough time on the job for paid leave. 

Corrections officers say the community is really stepping up by donating items for the yard sale.

"It gives us goosebumps. They just come by and hand up money and throw it in the bucket and say, 'you know what, like we appreciate it,' maybe they grab a hot dog, maybe they don't. But a lot of times they just want to throw money in it and say you know what we want to help out one of our own," said Daniel Johnson, vice president of FOP Lodge 77.

This was the second fundraiser they've held this week, but co-workers plan on holding more in the coming weeks. 

Doctors say it could take at least six months for wells to fully recover.


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