Boots ‘N Badges raise $48,300 for boy with cancer

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) – A non-profit group run by firefighters and police officers in one Eastern Carolina county says they raised a record amount of money for a toddler with cancer.

Crystal Coast Boots ‘N Badges raised $48,300 for Tucker Honeycutt’s family with two events last Saturday.

The group is made up of Morehead City Fire-EMS and Police employees and members of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.

The group held its seventh Boots ‘N Badges softball game and the third annual benefit ride on April 13th.

Tucker is fighting Medulloblastoma and is undergoing treatment at Duke Cancer Institute. His father, Chad Tucker, is a Carteret County sheriff’s deputy.

Committee members traveled to Duke earlier today to present the check to Tucker’s family.