Elkhart FOP Lodge holding benefit for officer with cancer

An Elkhart police officer who was diagnosed with cancer last month isn't fighting his battle alone.

Sergeant Scott Hupp is a 15-year veteran of the department and is now on medical leave.

He went to the hospital in December, when he was having trouble breathing.

Through a series of tests, doctors discovered Hupp has a form of cancer that's rare in adults.

Since then, the Elkhart Police Department has been a support system for Hupp and his family.

Hupp's currently going through chemotherapy, which often results in hair loss.

So, Friday morning, about 50 officers got together and shaved their heads.

"It's tough on all of us," said Sgt. Wayne Bias. "We're all a family. So, when any member of family is in distress, we're all in distress. His immediate family's been hurting so we're helping in all kinds of ways. Everything from shoveling sidewalks to anything else we can do."

But, their kindness doesn't end there.

The Elkhart FOP Lodge 52 is hosting a benefit for Hupp from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature a steak fry, live music and an auction.

The cost for a steak, potato and beverage is $15.

All of the profits will go to Hupp's family, to help with medical expenses.


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