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Faith In Humanity: Officers shave heads in support of cancer-stricken coworker

Aug 24, 2015, 6:48 PM

Officers shave head in support of cancer-stricken coworker. (Photo: Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Of...

Officers shave head in support of cancer-stricken coworker. (Photo: Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office)

(Photo: Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office)

There are few things in life more tragic than being diagnosed with the terrible “C” word: Cancer.

But for one cancer-stricken New York police officer, his coworkers went to great lengths to show him he was not alone in this battle, Huffington Post reported.

William Nichols, an undersheriff with the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office in New York, was diagnosed with leukemia nearly five years ago and has been battling the deadly disease ever since.

During one hospital visit, Nichols was greeted by his coworker Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb, when a genius idea suddenly overcame Whitcomb.

In order to show Nichols their unwavering love, he invited the rest of the officers to donate to the hospital in Nichols’ name — and shave their heads in solidarity.

“We are inviting any sheriff’s office employee to express his/her commitment of support to Bill by shaving their head,” the memo said. “Several members of our agency have already committed to this by unifyingly coming together symbolically and joining in Bill’s fight with leukemia.”

About 50 officers — including two women — took part in the act.

Acting Undersheriff Robert Buchhardt said Nichols was undoubtedly grateful and that the rest of the officers would have jumped at any chance to brighten up his day.

“He got a big kick out of it,” he said in an interview with Huffington Post. “[He said], ‘How does anyone expect me to come back and discipline anybody when these people went this far to do something for me?'”

 

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Faith In Humanity: Officers shave heads in support of cancer-stricken coworker