(KCEN) -- Today, the Marlin community showed their police chief just how much he means to the community.
Police Chief Darrell Allen was severely injured and is now in a wheel chair after losing control of his SUV in November.
While he's expected to make a full recovery he won't have to do it alone.
Cindy Moore and Carolyn Bennett didn't know how important Chief Darrell Allen was until he was in the ICU after a car accident.
"The things that he did for us the community," they said, "He dedicated his life to being the chief of police for the city of marlin."
Damien Egland is one of the officers who organized a basketball tournament to raise money for Chief Allen.
There wasn't a specific amount of money they were after, but rather a message they wanted to get across.
"It's not just for Chief Allen. It's for the whole city of Marlin and the citizen who have come to me wanting to help. The whole public out cry," Egland says.
The city of Marlin's Police Department made shirts for today game. One city, one team. A motto that Chief Allen has his men live by everyday."
Chief Allen says, "One city one team, that means we are one people. We are going to do it together. Do it right and do it right now."
According to Marlin Police Dep. Chaplin Buck Rogers, "He does more than just keep the community safe. But also in fundraiser and keeping the community together. And his efforts to work with city government and school officials."
"I told her, you put me down for anything they need me for! I'm there!" Allen says.
Although Chief Allen didn't ask for help he got some of Marlin's finest.
And kindness is contagious.
Once H.E.B. heard about the fundraiser they donated all the concessions for free.
Conn's also donated a 32-inch TV that was given to the winner of the basketball tournament.