03/23/2007

Georgia deputy killed in car crash; kidney donated to save fellow officer

Family of deceased deputy donates kidney to help officer

By Adam Folk and Timothy Cox | Staff Writers
Augusta Chronicle (Georgia)
Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Eric Sikes

AUGUSTA, Fla. - The death of a Richmond County sheriff's deputy might mean another officer will live.

Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Thursday night that the kidney of Deputy Eric Sikes, who died Wednesday, will be donated to fellow deputy David James.

"It's a good possibility that David will go into surgery sometime tonight," Sheriff Strength said Thursday.

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