Forsyth County (Georgia) veterans organizations including Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1030 have joined to help an Army veteran and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office detective fund a critical medical procedure.

While serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Det. Drue Green contracted primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver disease. He is next on the liver transplant list at Piedmont Hospital, but can’t continue to work and is under great financial strain.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been raising funds through its nonprofit program, Benevolent Association Dedicated to Giving to Employees (B.A.D.G.E.). With the Forsyth County Patriots Alliance, American Legion Post 307 and VFW Post 9143, Chapter 1030 donated $3,000 to the B.A.D.G.E. program in a show of solidarity between military veterans and public safety personnel.

“There’s always been a sort of brotherhood just because of the nature of what they do,” Marty Farrell, board member of Chapter 1030, told the Johns Creek Herald. “Both military people and public safety folks — law enforcement and fire — put themselves in harm’s way for their country and community, so there’s a kind of unspoken brotherhood and understanding.”