Butts County sheriff's Sgt. Trent Anderson and his wife Jennifer.
Photo: Facebook 
Photo: Facebook 

Nearly $23K raised for Georgia deputy after home burns down, killing pets

After a Butts County deputy’s home burned down, killing his family’s pets and devastating his wife and son, his community rallied to help him out.

Sgt. Trent Anderson and his family were gifted $22,525 by 358 donors, according to a Facebook fundraiser set up for his family. The fundraiser has since ended.

The deputy and his family discovered the house fully engulfed in flames Monday, the sheriff’s office said. The house is a total loss, and the family’s pets were not able to make it out. No one else was hurt.

“This is one of Butts County’s ‘Essentials’ who puts his life on the line every single day,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “He and his family need our help!”

No other information on the fire or what caused it has been released. AJC.com has reached out to the sheriff’s office for more information.

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