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Fundraiser planned for cancer-stricken Cottage Grove native Jeff Bunton

A benefit is planned for a Cottage Grove native and Hennepin County sheriff’s deputy battling pancreatic cancer.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputies Association and the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation are holding a fundraiser for Jeff Bunton, 41, a Cottage Grove native and 1990 Park High School graduate. He has worked as a Hennepin County sheriff’s deputy for 14 years. He is currently assigned to the mental health transport unit.

While on vacation in July, Bunton and his wife made a run to an emergency room at an Ely, Minn., hospital. A short time later, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The benefit will help raise money for Bunton’s family to offset the costs of his cancer treatment. The benefit will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Moose on Monroe, 356 Monroe St. NE, Minneapolis. Tickets can be purchased at the door. They are $20 for adults and $5 for kids under 12.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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