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Georgia police officer needs your help!

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Mar 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-09 12:22:01-04

East Point, Ga. – An East Point, Georgia police detective and member of the SWAT team, is now on the organ donor list after he was run over by suspects during a traffic stop 12 years ago.

“It was a Cadillac Catera. I remember the car got hit by the vehicle, went up in the air, hit head-on,” Detective Toure Heywood told WSBTV’s Liz Artz. “I woke up a couple days later. I was in ICU, groggy. I open my eyes, they had me in isolation.”

As a result he needs five major organs: stomach, liver, pancreas, upper bowel and lower bowel.

The transplant could cost tens of thousands of dollars (insurance will not cover many costs). Two major campaigns have started. His family has set up a GoFundMe account and the hospital has also set up a nonprofit to help cover the expenses.

Heywood is a former Marine, father and husband. Living proof that even police officers need help, too.

McKinley Strother, WTKR Intern