JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Officer Dennis Godfrey, with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, was in a fight for his life after selflessly helping others in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

The 20-year police veteran was out helping people after Hurricane Matthew, when he sustained a minor cut to his leg. Unfortunately, the cut became infected, and the infection became very serious and the officer was listed in critical condition.

Godfrey had the leg amputated, Monday, in order to remove the infected tissue.

Since the amputation, Godfrey's condition has improved, but according to the GoFundMe page set up for him by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 530, he is "not out of the woods yet" and will be suffering the effects of this infection for the rest of his life.

Local authorities around Jacksonville are rallying together for their brother in blue. Visit Godfrey's GoFundMe page if you would like to donate to his recovery fund.