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New York Officers Shave Heads in Support of Cancer-Stricken Coworker

August 27, 2015  | 

Photo: Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Office

To help show support for Undersheriff William Nichols of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office in New York, who has been living with leukemia for about five years, Nichols' co-worker, Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb, asked members of the department to consider donating to the hospital he was in as well as shaving their heads.

About 50 members of the sheriff's office, including two women, shaved their heads for Nichols, Acting Undersheriff Robert Buchhardt told the Huffington Post. The group gathered for a photo, which was later shown to a surprised Nichols at the hospital. The cancer patient, Buchhardt says, was tremendously moved.

"He got a big kick out of it," Buchhardt said of Nichols' reaction. "[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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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/27/2015 4:14 PM

Good show of unity in this grave situation.

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