Last Wednesday, a medical fundraiser for DPS Trooper Waylon Rogers held at the Pleasanton Civic Center sold out of burgers in 22 minutes.
DPS Lt. Jason Reyes stated that for many years Trooper Waylon Rogers has given back to his community and that on Sept. 1, the Atascosa County community showed up for Waylon in a huge way. Lt. Reyes reported that more than 300 burgers sold in just 22 minutes.
“The DPS would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all who participated by promoting, posting and sharing of the fundraiser and, of course, everyone who showed up to purchase a meal,” said Lt. Reyes.
Special thanks to the City of Pleasanton, The Pleasanton Express, CBC Godly Grillers of San Antonio and Mandy Robles at The Potato Company of Pleasanton.
“When one of your law enforcement officers needed assistance, you rallied and came together for a worthy cause,” said Lt. Reyes. “We thank you for your continued support and are honored to serve and protect the citizens of Atascosa County.”
Last December, Trooper Rogers walked into the ER with severe stomach pains. Undetected diverticulitis had perforated his colon and intestines and he was massively septic. He underwent complex surgery and was fraught with scar tissue. A CT scan was ordered and following more surgery, Rogers learned that the surgeon removed his appendix because it had some cancerous tissue.
The Pleasanton Express received numerous social media messages and calls after the fundraiser asking how people could still give to Trooper Rogers. The comments were stating such things as you would be hard-pressed to ever find a nicer person and that he is the best around. If you would still like to contribute to the medical fund, please go by the Texas Highway Patrol office 1616 Hwy 97 E. Jourdanton(behind Jourdanton City Hall) and ask for Sgt. Bratten, Cpt. Steve Tellez or Lt. Jason Reyes.