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Durant police seek support and prayers for ailing officer

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Durant police Officer Wesley Crank was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. (KTEN) Durant police Officer Wesley Crank was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. (KTEN)

DURANT, Okla. -- The Durant Police Department is asking for prayers after one of their own was diagnosed with a rare disease.

Durant Police Master Patrol Officer Wesley Crank is hospitalized with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the nervous system.

Crank has been with the department for more than 10 years. Durant Police Chief David Houser said all Durant police officers are asking for prayers and support.

"Any time a brother in blue is in this condition, it affects all of us," Houser said. "We are a family, and Wes' rapid decline was devastating to all of us ... we all are concerned for him and his family; our biggest concern is, we want him back to work."

The chief said Officer Crank is hospitalized but remains in good spirits.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help Crank and his family deal with ongoing recovery expenses.

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