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Jailer, family lose everything in fire
Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Marr, a member of the Chisholm Trail chapter of the Reguladores Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, is among a group of club members representing three chapters who presented donations March 29 to Sgt. Erna Peterson of the Wilson County Jail. Peterson received the donations on behalf of fellow jailer, Sgt. Molly Zertuche, whose home was destroyed in a fire three days before. / WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com
Members of the community are uniting to help a Wilson County Jail sergeant and her family following a March 26 fire in Atascosa County that claimed their home and all of their belongings.
Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said Sgt. Molly Zertuche had dropped off her children at school when someone informed her of the fire. The sheriff said that Zertuche’s infant grandson’s cry awoke the child’s father, who realized the home was on fire. The two were able to escape the home, which was a total loss.
Zertuche -- who is expecting her third child -- and her family are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. But they are in need of the following clothing items:
•Women’s clothing size 3X tops, size XL tops, size 18-20 bottoms, size 26 bottoms, size 10 shoes.
•6-year-old girl, size 6-7 shirts, size 6 pants, child’s size 10 shoes.
•Men’s size XL shirt, size 36L/38W pants, size 11-1/2 shoes.
•Baby boy, size 3-6 months clothes, size 3 diapers.
Other baby items, such as Similac sensitive formula, also are needed.
Anyone wishing to donate can contact Sgt. Erna Peterson at the Wilson County Jail, 800 10th St. (U.S. 181), Floresville, or call 830-393-2535.
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