2018 Harley Davidson Fatboy raffle benefits sick Pitt County Sheriff's deputy

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is raffling off a 2018 Harley Davidson Fatboy 114 to raise money for one of their sergeants who has been forced to take an early medical retirement.

Sgt. Stephen Kelly Sutton was forced to medically retire last year because of a rare liver disorder. Sgt. Shane Guthrie says his colleague now needs a liver transplant to survive.

"Steve gave over 25 years of his life to the community, he's been out there putting his life on the line everyday, he's helped a lot of people in the community and he needs help now so we're trying to do what we can to help him pay for his medical bills," Sgt. Guthrie said.

The department is hosting a fundraiser to support Sutton's medical expenses.

Raffle tickets are being sold for a Wicked Cherry Red Harley Davidson Fatboy 114; it's the 2018 model and is worth about $20,000.

Tickets are $50 and only 1,000 will be sold.

Raffle tickets are only available online. It will be a digital drawing.

The winner will be announced at the Winterville Hometown Harley Davidson on September 1 at 2pm. You do not have to be present to win.

The winner will have several options. Keeping the bike, of course, is the first option that comes with the responsibilities of paying property taxes and title fees on it. The winner can upgrade to another bike and get the trade-in value of the Fatboy 114. The winner can also sell the bike back to the dealership -- or privately -- and keep the earnings.

You can learn more about Sgt. Sutton and his service to the community and purchase raffle tickets http://2018fatboyraffle.com/. ***If the link doesn't work, try copying and pasting the link into your search browser.