Harris Co. Sheriff's Office holds blood drive to help fellow deputy fight cancer
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Dozens of local law enforcement officers Monday gave the gift of life to help a fellow officer fight cancer.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office just wrapped up a blood drive in downtown Houston for Deputy Brian Bevil. The deputy is battling colon cancer and his fellow officers organized a few events, including this blood drive to help the deputy and his family.
"My father had cancer passed away from cancer ,had colon cancer, prostate cancer, so it does affect me as after as that; as far as giving blood. I've been doing that since '81," said Sgt. Alex Rocha.
A benefit barbecue cookoff for Deputy Bevil was held this weekend. There will also be a special day held in Bevil's honor at the Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant in northwest Harris County on May 14.
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