On January 18, 2014, 19-year old Walter Morgan, son of City Police Department Detective Scott Morgan and wife Cherie, was involved in an accident and suffered 3rd degree burns on over 85% of his body while lighting a campfire. He was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital and is currently in the ICU Burn Unit.

Walter has a long recovery road ahead of him. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and the Okeechobee City Police Department will have a celebrity server night at Golden Corral on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. All proceeds from the event will be given to his benefit account, which was established in order to provide financial support for Walter'smorgan1 rising medical expenses. Advanced tickets are available for $11.00; this price includes dinner and a drink. If purchased at the door, the price is $14.50.

Please come and support us in our efforts to help this young man.

For tickets, contact Michele or Connie at the Sheriff's Office, 763-3117, or Bettye or Kelley at the City Police Department, 763-5521.