A Sheridan Police Officer who has helped others, is having the favor returned to him.
Howie Fitzpatrick, who is a school resource officer for Sheridan County School District Number 2, was diagnosed in late May with stage four lung cancer.
It’s the most advanced form of cancer and is metastatic, meaning it can spread from its point of origin.
In Fitzpatrick’s case, the cancer spread to his brain.
He recently underwent successful surgery to remove 4 brain tumors, and started chemotherapy 2 weeks ago, for the lung cancer.
Knowing that he would also be facing a huge hospital bill, several people organized a track and field meet, which took place Thursday night (July 22nd) at Sheridan High School.
Competitors would pay an entry fee or fees to compete in one or more events of their choosing, with all the proceeds going to the Fitzpatrick family.
Fitzpatrick has worked with the Sheridan Police Department for the past 20 years.