The Long Beach PD officers listed below are suffering through major ailments that have forced them off of work for extended periods of times. Their friends have established pages for the officers on the "Go Fund Me" website.
Officer Matthew Ward Family (Cypress PD)
The Cypress Police Department has announced the passing of Officer Matthew Ward. Matt died on October 8, 2017 as a result of an off-duty traffic collision. He is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 5 and 2 years old. Donations to help the family can be made at the below link.
OFFICER VINNIE ETCHEBER (San Francisco PD)
Sadly, San Francisco POA has notified us that the wife of one of their officers was killed in the Las Vegas Shooting. Stacee Etcheber was 50 years old and is survived by her husband, San Francisco Police Officer Vinnie Etcheber and their two children, ages 10 and 12 years old.
OFFICER LARRY MULOCK (LBPD)
LBPD Officer Larry Mulock was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in February 2016. The cancer has already spread to other parts of his body, and he just started the long process of chemotherapy. Larry is a 10-year veteran and a tremendous human being with a wonderful family. If you have not yet had a chance to donate to the Mulock family, please click on the link below.
OFFICER SCOTT NISHITANI (LBPD)
For the last several months, Officer Scott Nishitani has been battling P.O.E.M.S. syndrome, an extremely rare blood cancer, that has caused Scott to lose strength in his extremities. He has been in and out of specialized treatment for months. Thank you to everyone who helped modify Scott's home in order to make it more wheelchair accessible. If you wish to donate to the Nishitani family, please click on the link below.
OFFICER CYNDI OREL (Retired LBPD)
Retired LBPD Officer Cyndi Orel is battling aggressive breast cancer. Her first surgery was in January 2016, and she is undergoing six months of chemotherapy while awaiting additional surgeries. Despite her serious medical requirements, Cyndi's positive attitude and friendly personality inspires us all as she continues to volunteer at numerous public events. Please help by clicking on the link below and donate to Cyndi's fund.