Friends of Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert have put together a GoFundMe Campaign to raise money for his kidney transplant and other medical needs.

“Anyone who has met Michael K. Covert over the years knows that he would do anything for anyone and not expect a thing in return,” wrote Mike Ten Eyck, retired Sheriff’s deputy. “Mike has dedicated his life to helping others and now he needs our assistance.”

Covert, an Army veteran, former Sheriff’s deputy and Cooperstown Police Chief since 2012, has been on leave from the Cooperstown Village Police since last fall. According to Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, the village approved a Section 72 Medical Leave.

“While on leave, Chief Covert filed for and and is receiving Unemployment Insurance,” she said. “Only employees are entitled to Village health insurance.”

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