Community supports deputy with colon cancer

Ottawa County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Chatfield talks with supporters at a fundraiser to help cover his medical costs as he fights colon cancer. (Aug. 4, 2015)

GEOGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of people attended a benefit dinner and silent auction on Tuesday to support an Ottawa County sheriff’s deputy who is battling colon cancer.

Deputy Matt Chatfield was diagnosed with colon cancer in October. After multiple surgeries and weeks of chemotherapy, he recently found out the cancer has returned.

Tuesday, community members gathered at Bauerwood Elementary in unincorporated Jenison to help raise money to cover Chatfield’s medical expenses.

“These people have lives, they have families they have careers, and they’re stopping in to take care of us,” Chatfield told 24 Hour News 8. “I don’t know how to say thank you enough. I’ll try. I’ll try. It’s good stuff. Good people.”

You can donate to help Chatfield at his Facebook page.

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