Communities rally behind KSP soldier battling COVID-19
LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) – Residents of Eastern Kentucky come together to support a familiar face.
“We were shocked and devastated,” said Maggy Monhollen, executive director of Corbin Tourism. “Chris is not only a KSP officer, but one of our community partners and it just devastated us. “
Kentucky State Police Soldier Chris McQueen fights for his life in intensive care bed in Cincinnati as he deals with complications from COVID-19, motivating Post 11 communities to step up and to offer their help.
“We wanted to start raising money to help his family because not only is he an officer and a community partner, but he’s also a father, son and husband,” Monhollen said.
From Corbin to London, community members are working to help him and his family when needed, which Monhollen said is amazing to see.
“It’s amazing,” Monhollen said. “We are so grateful for the support from the community and I know that after talking to his wife Jessica, she is so grateful to the people who have supported her.”
She and others seek to send a message to their friend as he continues to fight.
“We love you, we pray for you and we are here to support you and your family, however you need us,” said Monhollen.
Monhollen also said they are planning to host a community dinner in Chile in honor of McQueen. Details of this event will be available when it is posted.
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