Uniontown community rallies around injured veteran officer

Posted at 10:54 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 23:17:28-04

A small Stark County community is rallying around a veteran police officer who was injured responding to a domestic violence call in progress.

Uniontown Sergeant David White was in the hospital in “stable” condition, but not speaking, Police Chief Harold Britt told News 5 Monday night. Police said Sgt. White was shot four times Sunday evening at a home on Lela Avenue by Ryan Probst. Officers returned fire, killing Probst.

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On Monday, the Uniontown Police Department was filled with gifts from the community, including baked goods, greeting cards and flowers.

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Meanwhile, the Lake chapter of the RiverTree Christian Church planned to open its doors overnight, offering counseling, refreshments and a therapy dog for anyone who needed the support.

"We’re just so grateful and blessed to live in a community where everybody can come together,” RiverTree community outreach and operations director Kelli Viscounte said.

Viscounte said anyone wishing to make donations to Sgt. White’s family can drop them off at their Lake Campus, located at 2201 Lake Center St. NW Uniontown, OH 44685.

Checks should be made payable to the RiverTree Donation Account at Consumers National Bank, c/o Sgt. David White.

The church will open overnight into Tuesday until 1:00 p.m. It will re-open Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon and 6-8 p.m.

For more information, contact Kelli Viscounte at or (330) 412-9876.