The Bruce Potter Recovery Fund

In a blink of an eye life can change dramatically. That is exactly what happened on October 14, 2012 to Officer Bruce Potter and his family.  Bruce Potter, a City of Munford Police Department Reserve Officer since September 2008 and a United States Navy veteran, was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. He has undergone 5 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation that were not successful in shrinking the tumors. He has had major seizures and has lost the use of the left side of his body.  Officer Potter is now receiving rehabilitation for the partial paralysis at Health South Rehab Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Unfortunately, Bruce’s prognosis isn’t favorable. Bruce will leave behind a loving wife and two children (high school and college aged). Because of the mounting medical expenses and living expenses associated with his rehabilitation efforts, the Potter family is in dire need of support from the community.  His wife has remained by his side throughout his medical struggles and she has logged more than 3000 miles in travel to and from medical facilities.

Officer Potter and his family need help. The Potter family mortgage is $170,000 with an average of $400 a month in utilities, not to mention to numerous expenses for medical produces and traveling to and from medical facilities for treatments.

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association and The Police Benevolent Foundation will be collecting donations on Officer Potter’s behalf. You can go to any Region’s Bank and donate to the Officer Bruce Potter Recovery Fund. You can also make an online donation through the PBF and designating your donation to the Officer Bruce Potter Recovery Fund by clicking HERE.  To ensure your online donation reaches the Potter family, please be sure to set set the donation designation to the Officer Bruce Potter Recovery Fund on the donation page.


The SSPBA and the Police Benevolent Foundation appreciate your thoughtful donations to Officer Bruce Potter and his family in this time of need.

Local Fundraiser Update:
The Home Plate Cafe’ in Munford, TN will be serving dinner and hosting a silent auction on the night of February 26, 2013 from 6PM-8PM.  All proceeds will go to the family and this event is sponsored by the Munford Police Department and Daly Auto Parts.

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