Germantown Police raising money for 4-month old girl in ICU with heart condition

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — The Germantown Police Department is raising money for a sweet cause - Sweet Caroline, that is.

Caroline Quinn is the 4-month old baby girl of Germantown Police officer Brian Quinn who has spent a month in the ICU with a serious heart condition, Atrioventricular Septal Defect or AVSD.

AVSD is a condition where a child is born with parts of the heart not fully developed. As a result, one of the main walls that separates oxygenated blood from non-oxygenated blood doesn’t exist, putting a strain on Caroline’s lungs, among other things, according to the police department.

Already in her short life, Caroline has had two heart surgeries, Germantown Police said.

Germantown Police said that, like her father, Caroline is a fighter, but they don’t want her fighting this battle alone.

That’s why the Germantown Police Department is smoking and selling 8 to 10-pound Boston butts and selling them for $50 each, in an effort to support Quinn’s family.

The department is also selling 20 oz. stainless steel insulated tumblers provided by Burnin’ Love Laser Engraving for $25 apiece and “Sweet Caroline” wristbands for $5.

The Boston butts will be smoked Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4. All items can be picked up at the Tanner Pavillion at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Grounds on Dec. 4.

The order deadline for Boston butts is Nov. 30 and can be placed here.

Order deadline for Tumblers and Wristbands is Nov. 26 and can be placed here.

Nothing will be sold without preorders.

Monetary donations can be made at Paragon Bank under “Caroline Quinn Fundraiser” or through PayPal using this email (

Please make sure to write “donation” in the memo.