Tribute also provided to the PCSO honoring Sgt. Henderson

Photos contributed by Lydia Goodson

A local organization that planned to help out Sgt. Barry Henderson with a fundraiser kept their effort in place following his death in recent weeks, and raised more than $2,600.

Lydia Goodson, the Program Manager for Mosaic Place in Cedartown, said she was thankful for the community’s support for the Henderson family and taking part in the barbecue fundraiser. The coordinated fundraising effort included Mosaic Place, Living Proof Recovery and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and made $2,657 for Henderson’s family.

Businesses who contributed included Lively’s and Timbo’s Barbecue, Chick N Scratch Bakery, Exotic Que, Smoking Grizzly barbecue, Petro’s and Pam Holland.

“Polk County is small but mighty community when it comes to showing respect and love for those in it. The opposite of addiction is connection and mosaic place believes in making community connections and giving back,” Goodson said. “Creating opportunities for the individuals we serve to be of service to the community we live in is right at the heart of what we strive to achieve.”

Along with the fundraiser – with additionals still in the works like an upcoming golf tournament – the Polk County Sheriff’s Office also received a tribute to Henderson built by another local police officer.

From the Sheriff’s Office Facebook post:

We want to give a big THANK YOU to Cedartown Police Officer Dan King for this amazing piece of art he created in memory of Sgt. Barry Henderson to display at our Office!!!

Thanks so much Dan!

Check back for additional coverage of fundraisers and tributes for Sgt. Henderson and his family as they become available.

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