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GoFundMe campaign launched after tree falls on deputy in Wayne County while off-duty

A fundraiser has been started to assist a Deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office who was seriously hurt while doing yard work at a residence in Wayne County.

A GoFundMe was started to assist Caley Gaziano, who has been a deputy for six years has raised more than $11,500 as of Tuesday morning. The fundraising goal has been set at $20,000.

He’s known by friends for his selflessness; and desire to give back to the community.

Organizers of the fundraiser say that Gaziano was working in a yard when a tree fell on him. He was pinned to the ground, but was able to free himself while his girlfriend called 911.

As result of the incident – Gaziano was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital from Williamson.

Fundraiser organizers say he has a long road ahead of him, as he recovers from injuries sustained in the accident.

Click here to be directed to the fundraiser.

Reporting in this story by News Director Josh Durso. He hosts a pair of podcasts on Check out Inside the FLX and Sunday Conversation each week on  Email tips and leads to [email protected].