FL Officer Injured During Hurricane Loses Leg to Flesh-Eating Bacteria

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office police officer lost his leg after an injury that he suffered while responding to a call during Hurricane Matthew.

Officer Dennis Godfrey of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was injured on duty in Hurricane Matthew and has lost his leg to flesh-eating bacteria. (Photo: GoFundMe)Officer Dennis Godfrey of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was injured on duty in Hurricane Matthew and has lost his leg to flesh-eating bacteria. (Photo: GoFundMe)

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office police officer lost his leg after an injury that he suffered while responding to a call during Hurricane Matthew. 

According to a GoFundMe page by the Fraternal Order of Police, Officer Dennis Godfrey suffered what was thought to be a minor cut to his leg.

Godfrey was on a lengthy fishing trip after the hurricane when his leg became infected with vibrio, a form of flesh-eating bacteria. The leg had to be amputated, and Godfrey likely would have died had he not sought prompt medical attention, ActionNewsJax reports.

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