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Police, community offer support to Lt. Ky Brown in battle against cancer

Lt. Ky Brown

The entire Beaumont Police Department and many in the community are offering support to a longtime BPD lieutenant in his fight against cancer.

Lt. Ky Brown is a 32 year veteran of the department.

"We want to ask everyone in the community to dig deep. see what you can do for Lt. Brown and his family. help relieve some of that stress that we all go through when suffering from a major illness like this," said Officer Carol Riley. "He is receiving great treatment but you know any help would be appreciated."

Brown is a lieutenant on the Department's 3rd Watch Patrol. Brown joined BPD's SWAT team in 1985 and serves as the SWAT Commander.

He has recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer and is receiving extensive medical treatment.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help. Click here to contribute

This account has been established to accept donations to support the November 15 medical benefit Brown's co-workers are putting together to raise money for his mounting out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Police say "USE OF THIS ACCOUNT IS ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO HELP KY BUT WHO CANNOT ATTEND OR PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT IN BEAUMONT ON NOV. 15."

The Department will host a gumbo lunch benefit at the police station training room located at 255 College Street in downtown Beaumont on Wednesday, November 15 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The cost of lunch is $10 per serving of chicken/sausage gumbo, which also includes a side of rice, potato salad and a bottled water. Desserts will be sold separately on site. Dine in or drive-thru take out.

Pre-orders will be taken until 5pm, Monday, November 13. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more.

Police say "Ky is a hero to many and has been there for friends and strangers alike both in his career and personal life. He's been there for us - let's be there for him....because in this family NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!"

To place an order with Cindy Bloodsworth by phone, call 880-1092.

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