Friends, family come out to support Goshen officer battling leukemia

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

GOSHEN, Ind. A Michiana patrolman is fighting leukemia, and now the community is chipping in to help.

In November, Goshen officers shaved their heads in honor for officer Phil Rissot.

On Saturday, dozens of community members raised money for his battle at the FOP Lodge in Elkhart.

Family, friends and guests were treated to a steak dinner accompanied by entertainment.

Organizers also held a silent auction and a 50-50 raffle.

"Through all this I have become a more emotional person,” said Rissot. “It does change you. If you're not emotional before, you will be after. It's just something in your chemistry. I was fine the whole time and then later on the drive home I just broke down."

Any donation is welcome and can be sent to Interra or Lake City Bank.

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